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Goujian (Chinese: 句踐) (reigned 496–465 BC) was the king of the Kingdom of Yue (越國, present-day northern Zhejiang) near the end of the Spring and Autumn period (春秋). He was the son of Marquis Yunchang. Goujian's reign coincided with arguably the last major conflict of the Spring and Autumn period, the struggle between Wu and Yue, wherein he eventually led his state to victory, annexing the rival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Goujian has received more than 238,225 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Goujian is the 3,191st most popular politician (down from 3,125th in 2019).

Goujian was the King of Yue during the Spring and Autumn Period. He is most famous for his perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

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Among politicians, Goujian ranks 3,191 out of 15,577Before him are Georgy Chicherin, Louis, Duke of Savoy, Emperor Ōgimachi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Ramiro I of Aragon, and Archelaus I of Macedon. After him are João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Stanislav Shushkevich, Oskar Potiorek, Joseph Berchtold, Nectanebo II, and Arses of Persia.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Goujian ranks 10Before him are Hecataeus of Miletus, Aristides, Haggai, Ephialtes of Trachis, Atossa, and Mahākāśyapa. After him are Labashi-Marduk, Kapila, Ariston of Sparta, Fuchai, Himilco, and Arsames.

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