Gu Kaizhi

345 - 406

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Gu Kaizhi (simplified Chinese: 顾恺之; traditional Chinese: 顧愷之; pinyin: Gù Kǎizhī; Wade–Giles: Ku K'ai-chih; c. 344–406), courtesy name Changkang (長康), was a Chinese painter and politician. He was a celebrated painter of ancient China. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gu Kaizhi has received more than 128,858 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Gu Kaizhi is the 459th most popular painter (up from 499th in 2019), the 356th most popular biography from China (up from 380th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Gu Kaizhi ranks 459 out of 2,023Before him are Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Han Gan, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Ernest Meissonier, and Anselm Feuerbach. After him are Bob Ross, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Matthäus Merian, James Tissot, Pierre Puget, and Giovanni Boldini.

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Among people born in 345, Gu Kaizhi ranks 4Before him are Jerome, Evagrius Ponticus, and Eugenius. After him are Tyrannius Rufinus, and Peter of Sebaste. Among people deceased in 406, Gu Kaizhi ranks 3Before him are Godigisel, and Paula of Rome. After him is Radagaisus.

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In China

Among people born in China, Gu Kaizhi ranks 356 out of 1,610Before him are Emperor Wu of Song (363), Jacques Mayol (1927), Han Gan (706), Zhou Youguang (1906), Zeng Guofan (1811), and Zhao Tuo (-230). After him are Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), Lu Yu (733), Gao Shun (200), Emperor Shun of Han (115), Gegeen Khan (1302), and Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Gu Kaizhi ranks 3Before him are Shitao (1642), and Han Gan (706). After him are Guo Xi (1020), Qi Baishi (1864), Mi Fu (1051), Ma Yuan (1160), Ni Zan (1301), Tang Yin (1470), Dong Qichang (1555), Dong Yuan (932), and Wu Daozi (680).