Emperor Zhenzong

968 - 1022

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Emperor Zhenzong of Song (23 December 968 – 23 March 1022), personal name Zhao Heng, was the third emperor of the Song dynasty of China. He reigned from 997 to his death in 1022. His personal name was originally Zhao Dechang, but was changed to Zhao Yuanxiu in 983, Zhao Yuankan in 986, and finally Zhao Heng in 995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Zhenzong has received more than 118,076 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Zhenzong is the 2,388th most popular politician (up from 2,931st in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from China (up from 233rd in 2019) and the 120th most popular Politician.

Emperor Zhenzong was most famous for his military campaigns against the Tanguts and Khitans.

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Among politicians, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 2,388 out of 15,577Before him are Jan Masaryk, Haakon Sigurdsson, Antigonus II Gonatas, Dagobert II, Hun Sen, and Evo Morales. After him are Nyuserre Ini, Polyxena, Géza I of Hungary, Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, Elsa Einstein, and Gian Galeazzo Visconti.

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Among people born in 968, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 3Before him are Romanos III Argyros and Æthelred the Unready. After him are Sigrid the Haughty and Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Among people deceased in 1022, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 2Before him is Olof Skötkonung. After him are Symeon the New Theologian, Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, Bernward of Hildesheim, and Ibn al-Bawwab.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 184 out of 1,392Before him are Kumārajīva (343), Jie of Xia (-1728), Huo Yuanjia (1868), Bolo Yeung (1946), Emperor Xuan of Han (-91), and Liu Xiaobo (1955). After him are Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), Zhang Liang (-290), Peng Dehuai (1898), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Ma Chao (176), and Meng Tian (-250).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 120Before him are Taichang Emperor (1582), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), Diaochan (null), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), Jie of Xia (-1728), and Emperor Xuan of Han (-91). After him are Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), Zhang Liang (-290), Peng Dehuai (1898), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Ma Chao (176), and Yuan Shu (155).