Emperor Hui of Jin

259 - 307

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Emperor Hui of Jin (simplified Chinese: 晋惠帝; traditional Chinese: 晉惠帝; pinyin: Jìn Huì Dì; Wade–Giles: Chin Hui-ti; 259 - January 8, 307), personal name Sima Zhong (司馬衷), courtesy name Zhengdu (正度), was the second emperor of the Jin dynasty (266–420). Emperor Hui was a developmentally disabled ruler, and throughout his reign, there was constant internecine fighting between regents, imperial princes (his uncles and cousins), and his wife Empress Jia Nanfeng for the right to control him (and therefore the imperial administration), causing great suffering for the people and greatly undermining the stability of the Western Jin dynasty, eventually leading to rebellions of the Five Barbarians that led to Jin's loss of northern and central China and the establishment of the competing Sixteen Kingdoms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Hui of Jin has received more than 217,119 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Hui of Jin is the 3,126th most popular politician (down from 2,958th in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from China (down from 235th in 2019) and the 155th most popular Politician.

Emperor Hui of Jin is most famous for his military conquests, including the conquest of Northern Zhou and the conquest of Southern Qi.

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Among politicians, Emperor Hui of Jin ranks 3,126 out of 15,577Before him are Abdurrahman Wahid, Anastasio Somoza García, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Taharqa, and Henri, Prince of Condé. After him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Aleksey Kuropatkin, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Emperor Taizu of Jin, Jacobo Árbenz, and Alexander Balas.

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Among people born in 259, Emperor Hui of Jin ranks 2Before him is Rebecca. After him is Mammes of Caesarea. Among people deceased in 307, Emperor Hui of Jin ranks 3Before him are Margaret the Virgin and Valerius Severus.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Hui of Jin ranks 243 out of 1,392Before him are Cao Xueqin (1724), Huang Zhong (148), Heshen (1750), Tsung-Dao Lee (1926), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), and Zhang Jue (200). After him are Emperor Taizu of Jin (1068), Liu Biao (142), Xiao He (-257), Chien-Shiung Wu (1912), Liu Bian (176), and Zaifeng, Prince Chun (1883).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Hui of Jin ranks 155Before him are Zhao Bing (1271), Pujie (1907), Di Renjie (630), Guo Jia (170), Heshen (1750), and Emperor Cheng of Han (-51). After him are Emperor Taizu of Jin (1068), Liu Biao (142), Xiao He (-257), Liu Bian (176), Zaifeng, Prince Chun (1883), and Emperor Ai of Tang (892).