Ge Hong

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Ge Hong (葛洪; b. 283 – d. 343 or 364 ) was a Chinese linguist, 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 130,209 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ge Hong is the 507th most popular philosopher (down from 472nd in 2019), the 380th most popular biography from China (down from 347th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Chinese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ge Hong ranks 507 out of 1,089Before him are Ouyang Xiu, Alain de Benoist, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Zoilus, Abu Yusuf, and Yi Hwang. After him are Lev Gumilyov, Georg Henrik von Wright, Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Taylor Mill, Pietro d'Abano, and Crates of Mallus.

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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 380 out of 1,186Before him are Guo Xi (1020), Ouyang Xiu (1007), Wei Zheng (580), Trisong Detsen (742), Xu Guangqi (1562), and Shaohao (null). After him are Wei Qing (-150), Langdarma (803), Qiu Chuji (1148), 7th Dalai Lama (1708), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), and Huiyuan (334).


Among philosophers born in China, Ge Hong ranks 22Before him are Guan Zhong (-720), Ban Zhao (45), Linji Yixuan (850), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Su Song (1020), and Ouyang Xiu (1007). After him are Huiyuan (334), Hu Shih (1891), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhang Daoling (34), Zhou Dunyi (1017), and Zhiyi (538).