Ho Feng-Shan

1901 - 1997

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Ho Feng-Shan (traditional Chinese: 何鳳山; simplified Chinese: 何凤山; pinyin: Hé Fèngshān 10 September 1901 – 28 September 1997) was a Chinese diplomat and writer for the Republic of China. When he was consul-general in Vienna during World War II, he risked his life and career to save "perhaps tens of thousands" of Jews by issuing them visas, disobeying the instruction of his superiors. It is known that Ho issued the 200th visa in June 1938, signed the 1906th visa on 27 October 1938, and was recalled to China in May 1940. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ho Feng-Shan has received more than 234,037 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ho Feng-Shan is the 9,452nd most popular politician (down from 7,464th in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from China (down from 488th in 2019) and the 336th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ho Feng-Shan ranks 9,452 out of 15,710Before him are John C. Breckinridge, Labotas, Maurice Rouvier, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Jacob Tullin Thams, and Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern. After him are Rehavam Ze'evi, Azzedine Alaïa, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, Sanjō Sanetomi, and Alfonso Fróilaz.

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Among people born in 1901, Ho Feng-Shan ranks 123Before him are Mikhail Romm, Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, Antal Szerb, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei, Karl-August Fagerholm, and Werner Egk. After him are Claude Choules, Ismail al-Azhari, Salchak Toka, Henri Sauguet, Frank Zamboni, and Henri Tomasi. Among people deceased in 1997, Ho Feng-Shan ranks 117Before him are Lev Kopelev, Francisco Aramburu, Lam Ching-ying, Adil Çarçani, Jan P. Syse, and Georges Marchais. After him are Dick van Dijk, Anatoli Boukreev, Harold Robbins, Brian Keith, K. Shivaram Karanth, and Josef Pieper.

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Among people born in China, Ho Feng-Shan ranks 617 out of 1,186Before him are Han Suyin (1917), Xu Zhimo (1897), Ma Huateng (1971), Li Lisan (1899), Qu Qiubai (1899), and Xu Beihong (1895). After him are François Cheng (1929), Cai Yuanpei (1868), Zhang Dejiang (1946), Liu Yuxi (772), Ma Bufang (1903), and Jiong of Xia (null).


Among politicians born in China, Ho Feng-Shan ranks 336Before him are Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (1938), Wang Can (177), Bo Yibo (1908), Ngawang Namgyal (1594), Li Lisan (1899), and Qu Qiubai (1899). After him are Cai Yuanpei (1868), Zhang Dejiang (1946), Ma Bufang (1903), Jiong of Xia (null), Cai E (1882), and Hai Rui (1514).