Ge Hong

284 - 364

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Ge Hong (Chinese: 葛洪; b. 283 – d. 343 or 364), courtesy name Zhichuan (稚川), was a Chinese linguist, Taoist practitioner, philosopher, physician, politician, and writer during the Eastern Jin dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ge Hong has received more than 137,373 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ge Hong is the 430th most popular philosopher (up from 507th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from China (up from 380th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Philosopher.

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  • 2.37

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Among philosophers, Ge Hong ranks 430 out of 1,081Before him are Buddhaghosa, Peter Sloterdijk, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Avenarius, Franciscus Patricius, and Emmanuel Mounier. After him are Michel de Certeau, Étienne Gilson, Damascius, Eudemus of Rhodes, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, and Adolf von Harnack.

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Among people born in 284, Ge Hong ranks 1 Among people deceased in 364, Ge Hong ranks 2Before him is Jovian. After him is Gaius Marius Victorinus.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ge Hong ranks 299 out of 1,392Before him are Cai Yan (177), Xi Zhongxun (1913), Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), Ruzi Ying (5), Emperor Yuan of Jin (276), and Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285). After him are Marquis of Haihun (-92), Lao She (1899), Emperor Lizong (1205), Emperor Xiaozong of Song (1127), Dian Wei (150), and Lin Yutang (1895).


Among philosophers born in China, Ge Hong ranks 17Before him are Shen Kuo (1031), Wang Yangming (1472), Guan Zhong (-720), Han Yu (768), Linji Yixuan (850), and Ban Zhao (45). After him are Ouyang Xiu (1007), Su Song (1020), Zhiyi (538), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Liu Bowen (1311), and Huiyuan (334).