Guangxu Emperor

1871 - 1908

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The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871 – 14 November 1908), also known by his temple name Emperor Dezong of Qing, personal name Zaitian, was the tenth emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign was largely dominated by his maternal aunt Empress Dowager Cixi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guangxu Emperor has received more than 1,917,441 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Guangxu Emperor is the 987th most popular politician (down from 959th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from China (down from 59th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Chinese Politician.

The Guangxu Emperor (1871-1908) was the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He was most famous for his attempts to modernize China.

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Among politicians, Guangxu Emperor ranks 987 out of 19,576Before him are William Jennings Bryan, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Geta, Artemisia I of Caria, William II of the Netherlands, and Xuande Emperor. After him are Jugurtha, Carol II of Romania, Béla Kun, Grigory Potemkin, Wilhelm Frick, and Stephen III of Moldavia.

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Among people born in 1871, Guangxu Emperor ranks 8Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Marcel Proust, Friedrich Ebert, Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, and Paul Valéry. After him are Pietro Badoglio, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Grazia Deledda, Albert Lebrun, Heinrich Mann, and Victor Grignard. Among people deceased in 1908, Guangxu Emperor ranks 4Before him are Henri Becquerel, Empress Dowager Cixi, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After him are Grover Cleveland, Edmondo De Amicis, Randal Cremer, Carlos I of Portugal, Pablo de Sarasate, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Demetrius Vikelas, and Joseph Maria Olbrich.

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Among people born in China, Guangxu Emperor ranks 62 out of 1,610Before him are Sima Yi (179), Li Si (-280), Xiang Yu (-232), Gao Xingjian (1940), Han Fei (-280), and Xuande Emperor (1399). After him are Shang Yang (-390), Zhang Fei (167), Jiang Qing (1914), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), and Emperor Yao (-2324).


Among politicians born in China, Guangxu Emperor ranks 35Before him are Cao Pi (187), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Sima Yi (179), Li Si (-280), Xiang Yu (-232), and Xuande Emperor (1399). After him are Shang Yang (-390), Jiang Qing (1914), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Emperor Yao (-2324), and 5th Dalai Lama (1617).