Feng Menglong

1574 - 1645

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Feng Menglong (1574–1646), courtesy names Youlong (猶龍), Gongyu (公魚), Ziyou (子猶), or Eryou (耳猶), was a Chinese historian, novelist, and poet of the late Ming Dynasty. He was born in Changzhou County (長洲縣, not Changzhou), now part of Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province.Feng was born into a scholar-bureaucrat gentry household, where he and his brothers Feng Menggui (馮夢桂) and Feng Mengxiong (馮夢熊) were educated in the classics and the traditional arts of the gentleman. He and his brothers, all well known as accomplished writers, artists, and poets, became known collectively as the "Three Fengs of the Wu Area" (吳下三馮). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Feng Menglong has received more than 62,338 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Feng Menglong is the 1,977th most popular writer (down from 1,935th in 2019), the 506th most popular biography from China (down from 460th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Feng Menglong ranks 1,977 out of 5,794Before him are Al-Hariri of Basra, Abbot Oliba, Suzanne Collins, Nicanor Parra, Antiphanes, and David Burliuk. After him are Raul Hilberg, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Anne Sexton, Alejandra Pizarnik, Honoré d'Urfé, and Eugenio Barba.

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Among people born in 1574, Feng Menglong ranks 10Before him are William Oughtred, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, Robert Fludd, and Wilhelm Kettler. After him are Elisabeth of Lorraine, John Wilbye, and Thomas Heywood. Among people deceased in 1645, Feng Menglong ranks 11Before him are Li Zicheng, Francisco de Quevedo, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Nur Jahan, Marie de Gournay, and Anthony van Diemen. After him are Eudoxia Streshneva and William Lawes.

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In China

Among people born in China, Feng Menglong ranks 506 out of 1,186Before him are Dong Qichang (1555), Eric Liddell (1902), Cheng Yi (1033), Wang Hongwen (1935), Bada Shanren (1626), and Li Zhi (1527). After him are Fan Zhongyan (989), Joseph Zen (1932), Lo Wei (1918), Tung Chee-hwa (1937), Huang Xing (1874), and Zheng Jing (1642).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Feng Menglong ranks 47Before him are Eileen Chang (1920), Liu Zongyuan (773), Shen Yue (441), Xu Shen (58), Li He (790), and Ruan Ji (210). After him are Fan Zhongyan (989), Guan Hanqing (1210), Ding Ling (1904), Li Shangyin (813), Liu Cixin (1963), and Yuan Zhen (779).