Emperor Xiaozong of Song

1127 - 1194

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Emperor Xiaozong of Song (27 November 1127 – 28 June 1194), personal name Zhao Shen, courtesy name Yuanyong, was the 11th emperor of the Song dynasty in China and the second emperor of the Southern Song dynasty. He started his reign in 1162 when his adoptive father and predecessor, Emperor Gaozong, abdicated and passed the throne to him. Even though Emperor Gaozong became a Taishang Huang ("Retired Emperor") after his abdication, he remained the de facto ruler, so Emperor Xiaozong only fully took over the reins of power in 1187 after Emperor Gaozong's death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Xiaozong of Song has received more than 72,554 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Xiaozong of Song is the 4,438th most popular politician (down from 3,919th in 2019), the 353rd most popular biography from China (down from 305th in 2019) and the 215th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Xiaozong of Song ranks 4,438 out of 15,710Before him are Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Maeda Toshiie, Antiochus X Eusebes, Agrippa Menenius Lanatus, Abdul Rashid Dostum, and Fuchai. After him are Abdou Diouf, Emperor Sutoku, Fusu, Arame of Urartu, Leopold, Duke of Bavaria, and Said bin Taimur.

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Among people born in 1127, Emperor Xiaozong of Song ranks 2Before him is Constance of Antioch. After him are Henry I, Count of Champagne, Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Felix of Valois, and Bolesław I the Tall. Among people deceased in 1194, Emperor Xiaozong of Song ranks 5Before him are Guy of Lusignan, Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Tancred, King of Sicily, and Sancho VI of Navarre. After him are Casimir II the Just, Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, and Sviatoslav III of Kiev.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Xiaozong of Song ranks 353 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814), Emperor Ai of Han (-27), Mao Anying (1922), Liang Qichao (1873), Yue Jin (200), and Fuchai (-550). After him are Lu Yu (733), Zhang Lu (101), Li Shizhen (1517), Edmond H. Fischer (1920), Emperor Muzong of Tang (795), and Qi Baishi (1864).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Xiaozong of Song ranks 215Before him are Emperor Duanzong (1268), Zeng Guofan (1811), Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814), Emperor Ai of Han (-27), Mao Anying (1922), and Fuchai (-550). After him are Zhang Lu (101), Emperor Muzong of Tang (795), Emperor Shang of Han (105), Cangjie (-2650), Li Zongren (1890), and Pan Geng (-1500).