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Gan Ning

175 - 222

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Gan Ning (pronunciation ) (c.early 170s - c. 220), courtesy name Xingba, was a Chinese military general serving under the warlord Sun Quan in the late Eastern Han dynasty. Originally a notorious pirate, he gave up the life of a marauder in the late 190s and became a subordinate of Huang Zu, the Administrator of a commandery in present-day east-central Hubei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gan Ning has received more than 238,490 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Gan Ning is the 417th most popular military personnel (down from 309th in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from China (down from 213th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Gan ning is a type of jade made from a mineral called nephrite. Gan ning is most famous for its use in the production of ancient Chinese weapons, such as swords and knives.

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Among military personnels, Gan Ning ranks 417 out of 1,468Before him are Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Günther Lütjens, Xu Huang, Alfred von Waldersee, Uqba ibn Nafi, and Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba. After him are Mitsuru Ushijima, Karl Silberbauer, Muqali, John of Austria the Younger, Cao Ren, and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau.

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Among people born in 175, Gan Ning ranks 5Before him are Himiko, Zhou Yu, Sun Ce, and Ammonius Saccas.  Among people deceased in 222, Gan Ning ranks 5Before him are Elagabalus, Zhang Liao, Ma Chao, and Julia Soaemias. After him are Huang Gai, Bardaisan, Annia Faustina, and Hierocles.

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Among people born in China, Gan Ning ranks 269 out of 1,392Before him are Guan Zhong (-720), Han Yu (768), Lü Meng (178), Emperor Duzong (1240), Taiichi Ohno (1912), and Xu Huang (169). After him are Emperor Ai of Han (-27), Lu Su (172), Sima Shi (208), Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814), Cao Ren (168), and Emperor Gong of Song (1271).


Among military personnels born in China, Gan Ning ranks 26Before him are Huang Zhong (148), Xiahou Yuan (200), Ban Chao (32), Zhang He (167), Lü Meng (178), and Xu Huang (169). After him are Cao Ren (168), Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), He Jin (135), Yu Jin (200), Gongsun Zan (null), and Pang De (170).