Hong Xiuquan

1814 - 1864

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Hong Xiuquan (1 January 1814 – 1 June 1864), born Hong Huoxiu and with the courtesy name Renkun, was a Chinese revolutionary who was the leader of the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hong Xiuquan has received more than 1,074,571 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hong Xiuquan is the 2,084th most popular politician (down from 1,913th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from China (down from 149th in 2019) and the 110th most popular Chinese Politician.

Hong Xiuquan is most famous for being the leader of the Taiping Rebellion, which was a civil war in China that lasted from 1850 to 1864.

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Among politicians, Hong Xiuquan ranks 2,084 out of 15,710Before him are Evo Morales, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Eadred, Agustín de Iturbide, Leonidas II, and Hyojong of Joseon. After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Leopoldo Galtieri, Semerkhet, August Bebel, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, and Choi Kyu-hah.

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Among people born in 1814, Hong Xiuquan ranks 11Before him are Adolphe Sax, Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, and Julius von Mayer. After him are Jenny von Westphalen, James Joseph Sylvester, Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Sheridan Le Fanu, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus. Among people deceased in 1864, Hong Xiuquan ranks 8Before him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Vuk Karadžić, and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron. After him are Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, William I of Württemberg, Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, and John Hanning Speke.

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Among people born in China, Hong Xiuquan ranks 172 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhu De (1886), Huineng (638), Emperor Hui of Han (-210), Huo Yuanjia (1868), and Jin Yong (1924). After him are Empress Wanrong (1906), Tianqi Emperor (1605), Huang Zhong (148), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), and Je Tsongkhapa (1357).


Among politicians born in China, Hong Xiuquan ranks 110Before him are Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), Wen Jiabao (1942), Yuan Shu (155), Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhu De (1886), and Emperor Hui of Han (-210). After him are Empress Wanrong (1906), Tianqi Emperor (1605), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Li Peng (1928), Tang of Shang (-1601), and Jie of Xia (-1728).