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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 167,899 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Guan Zhong is the 393rd most popular philosopher (down from 384th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from China (down from 258th in 2019) and the 13th 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 393 out of 1,081Before him are Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Paul Tillich, Saadia Gaon, Karl Rahner, John of Salisbury, and Johannes Althusius. After him are Han Yu, Eubulides, Paul Natorp, Nicephorus Gregoras, Heinrich Rickert, and Luce Irigaray.

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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 263 out of 1,392Before him are Wu Zixu (-526), Fan Li (-500), Zhang He (167), Emperor Huan of Han (132), Emperor Ping of Han (-9), and Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809). After him are Han Yu (768), Lü Meng (178), Emperor Duzong (1240), Taiichi Ohno (1912), Xu Huang (169), and Gan Ning (175).


Among philosophers born in China, Guan Zhong ranks 13Before him are Zhu Xi (1130), Han Fei (-280), Xun Kuang (-313), Milarepa (1052), Shen Kuo (1031), and Wang Yangming (1472). After him are Han Yu (768), Linji Yixuan (850), Ban Zhao (45), Ge Hong (284), Ouyang Xiu (1007), and Su Song (1020).