Han Gan

706 - 783

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Han Gan (simplified Chinese: 韩干; traditional Chinese: 韓幹) (c. 706–783) was a Chinese painter during the Tang dynasty. He came from a poor family in either Chang'an, modern-day Xi'an, Shaanxi; Lantian, modern-day Shaanxi; or Daliang, modern-day Kaifeng, Henan. As a young man, Han Gan was recognized by Wang Wei, a prominent poet, who sponsored Han in learning arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Han Gan has received more than 54,609 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Han Gan is the 455th most popular painter (up from 545th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from China (up from 405th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Painter.

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  • 60.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Han Gan has had the most page views in the with 7,587 views, followed by English (5,643), and French (1,734). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (133.63%), Sinhalese (122.17%), and Catalan (76.63%)


Among painters, Han Gan ranks 455 out of 2,023Before him are Konrad Witz, Pompeo Batoni, Bernardo Daddi, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. After him are Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Ernest Meissonier, Anselm Feuerbach, Gu Kaizhi, Bob Ross, and Hendrick ter Brugghen.

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Among people born in 706, Han Gan ranks 2Before him is Al-Walid II. After him is Telerig of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 783, Han Gan ranks 4Before him are Bertrada of Laon, Al-Muqanna, and Hildegard of the Vinzgau. After him are Silo of Asturias, and Bashar ibn Burd.

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In China

Among people born in China, Han Gan ranks 352 out of 1,610Before him are Qi Jiguang (1527), Ma Dai (183), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Li Qiang (1959), Emperor Wu of Song (363), and Jacques Mayol (1927). After him are Zhou Youguang (1906), Zeng Guofan (1811), Zhao Tuo (-230), Gu Kaizhi (345), Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), and Lu Yu (733).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Han Gan ranks 2Before him are Shitao (1642). After him are Gu Kaizhi (345), 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).