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 98,431 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Zhenzong is the 2,936th most popular politician (down from 2,830th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from China (down from 228th in 2019) and the 141st most popular Chinese Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 2,936 out of 15,710Before him are Absalon, Daji, Canute Lavard, Intef II, Theudebald, and Henry X, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Syphax, Henriette of France, Macbeth, King of Scotland, Jean de Dunois, Sancho II of Portugal, and Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma.

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Among people born in 968, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 4Before him are Romanos III Argyros, Æthelred the Unready, and Sigrid the Haughty. After him is Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Among people deceased in 1022, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 2Before him is Olof Skötkonung. After him are Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, Symeon the New Theologian, and Ibn al-Bawwab.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 233 out of 1,186Before him are Bi Sheng (990), Bolo Yeung (1946), Han Yu (768), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Zhang Xueliang (1901), and Charles K. Kao (1933). After him are Jacques Mayol (1927), Emperor Hui of Jin (259), Emperor Shenzong of Song (1048), Lady Zhen (183), Zhao Bing (1271), and Chien-Shiung Wu (1912).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Zhenzong ranks 141Before him are Emperor Ming of Han (28), Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), Liu Biao (142), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), and Zhang Xueliang (1901). After him are Emperor Hui of Jin (259), Emperor Shenzong of Song (1048), Zhao Bing (1271), Wang Xizhi (303), Sima Shi (208), and Abaoji (872).