Hua Guofeng

1921 - 2008

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Hua Guofeng (; born Su Zhu; 16 February 1921 – 20 August 2008) was a Chinese politician who served as Chairman of the Communist Party of China and Premier of the People's Republic of China. Hua held the top offices of the government, party, and the military after the deaths of Premier Zhou and Chairman Mao, but was forced out of major political power by more influential party leaders by June 1981 and subsequently retreated from the political scene. Originally from Shanxi province, Hua rose to power as a regional official in Hunan between 1949 and 1971, first serving as the prefecture Party Committee Secretary of the Xiangtan, Mao's home area, then as the party secretary in the province during the latter stages of the Cultural Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hua Guofeng has received more than 1,038,540 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Hua Guofeng is the 1,049th most popular politician (down from 1,014th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from China (down from 70th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Hua Guofeng ranks 1,049 out of 15,710. Before him are Maurice, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Letizia Ramolino, Rafic Hariri, Calvin Coolidge, and Leo V the Armenian. After him are Alexander Kolchak, Decebalus, Onan, Vasili III of Russia, Abū Lahab, and Amadeo I of Spain.

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Among people born in 1921, Hua Guofeng ranks 16Before him are Michael I of Romania, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, Peter Ustinov, Joseph Beuys, and Jean-Bédel Bokassa. After him are Sophie Scholl, Simone Signoret, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Gunnar Nordahl, and Paulo Freire. Among people deceased in 2008, Hua Guofeng ranks 13Before him are Arthur C. Clarke, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov. After him are Jørn Utzon, Sydney Pollack, Harold Pinter, Roy Scheider, Richard Widmark, and Richard Wright.

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Among people born in China, Hua Guofeng ranks 71 out of 1,186. Before him are Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), Han Fei (-280), Jet Li (1963), 5th Dalai Lama (1617), and Sun Ce (175). After him are Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Xun Kuang (-313), Li Si (-280), Xuande Emperor (1399), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), and Dong Zhuo (139).


Among politicians born in China, Hua Guofeng ranks 41Before him are Emperor Yao (-2324), Wanli Emperor (1563), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), and 5th Dalai Lama (1617). After him are Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Li Si (-280), Xuande Emperor (1399), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Daoguang Emperor (1782), and Wang Mang (-45).