Guan Zhong

720 BC - 645 BC

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Guan Zhong (Chinese: 管仲; Wade–Giles: Kuan Chung; c. 720–645 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician. He served as chancellor and was a reformer of the State of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guan Zhong has received more than 159,161 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Guan Zhong is the 384th most popular philosopher (down from 362nd in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from China (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

Guan Zhong was a minister of the state of Qi in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He is most famous for his economic reforms, which helped Qi to become one of the most powerful states in China.

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Among philosophers, Guan Zhong ranks 384 out of 1,089Before him are Mulla Sadra, Yuri Lotman, Alexandre Kojève, Saadia Gaon, Nachmanides, and Nasir Khusraw. After him are Richard Avenarius, Cleobulus, Otto Neurath, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Paul Grice, and Franz Rosenzweig.

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Among people born in 720 BC, Guan Zhong ranks 1 Among people deceased in 645 BC, Guan Zhong ranks 2Before him is Archilochus. After him is Terpander.

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In China

Among people born in China, Guan Zhong ranks 258 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Taizu of Jin (1068), Dian Wei (150), Heshen (1750), Lu Su (172), Meng Huo (101), and Princess Taiping (665). After him are Wu Zixu (-526), Ma Teng (156), Pujie (1907), Zu Chongzhi (429), Zhang He (167), and 12th Dalai Lama (1857).


Among philosophers born in China, Guan Zhong ranks 16Before him are Xun Kuang (-313), Milarepa (1052), Shen Kuo (1031), Huineng (638), Wang Yangming (1472), and Han Yu (768). After him are Ban Zhao (45), Linji Yixuan (850), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Su Song (1020), Ouyang Xiu (1007), and Ge Hong (284).