Esen Taishi

1407 - 1454

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Esen (Mongolian: Эсэн; Mongol script: ᠡᠰᠡᠨ; Chinese: 也先) (1407–1454), was a powerful Oirat taishi and the de facto ruler of the Northern Yuan dynasty between 12 September 1453 and 1454. He is best known for capturing the Emperor Yingzong of Ming in 1449 in the Battle of Tumu Fortress and briefly reuniting the Mongol tribes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Esen Taishi has received more than 121,057 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Esen Taishi is the 4,031st most popular politician (down from 3,302nd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Mongolia (down from 18th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Mongolian Politician.

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  • 21

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  • 1.98

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Over the past year Esen Taishi has had the most page views in the with 32,945 views, followed by English (20,553), and Mongolian (12,850). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Occitan (322.12%), Ukrainian (108.28%), and Czech (98.72%)


Among politicians, Esen Taishi ranks 4,031 out of 19,576Before him are Manuel Belgrano, Abdel Hakim Amer, Ladislaus II of Hungary, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Kenneth III of Scotland, and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway. After him are Macbeth, King of Scotland, Prabowo Subianto, Antigonus III Doson, Robert Badinter, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, and Thrasamund.

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Among people born in 1407, Esen Taishi ranks 3Before him are John Hunyadi, and Lorenzo Valla. After him are Leonello d'Este, Demetrios Palaiologos, Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon, Bartolomeo Bon, Ashikaga Yoshikazu, and Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden. Among people deceased in 1454, Esen Taishi ranks 2Before him is John II of Castile. After him is Sharaf al-Din Ali Yazdi.

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In Mongolia

Among people born in Mongolia, Esen Taishi ranks 21 out of 71Before him are Damdin Sükhbaatar (1893), Altan Khan (1507), Sorghaghtani Beki (1190), Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal (1916), Baydu (1300), and Muqali (1170). After him are Dayan Khan (1464), Ligdan Khan (1558), 4th Dalai Lama (1589), Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh (1968), Zanabazar (1635), and Mandukhai (1449).

Among POLITICIANS In Mongolia

Among politicians born in Mongolia, Esen Taishi ranks 16Before him are Jebe (1137), Toghrul (1130), Damdin Sükhbaatar (1893), Altan Khan (1507), Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal (1916), and Baydu (1300). After him are Dayan Khan (1464), Ligdan Khan (1558), 4th Dalai Lama (1589), Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh (1968), Mandukhai (1449), and Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa (1893).