Huang Xianfan

1899 - 1982

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Huang Xianfan (zhuang: Vangz Yenfanh; simplified Chinese: 黄现璠; traditional Chinese: 黄現璠; pinyin: Huáng Xiànfán; Wade–Giles: Huáng Hsiènfán) (November 13, 1899 – January 18, 1982) was a Zhuang Chinese historian, ethnologist and educator.He was the first college graduate of Zhuang ethnicity and trained at Peking National University under leading historians and linguists in the 1920s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huang Xianfan has received more than 23,308 page views. His biography is available in 166 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 167 in 2019). Huang Xianfan is the 38th most popular politician (up from 43rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from China (up from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Politician.

Huang Xianfan is most famous for his involvement in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

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Among politicians, Huang Xianfan ranks 38 out of 15,710Before him are Nero, Louis XVI of France, Justinian I, Marcus Aurelius, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pericles. After him are Qin Shi Huang, David, Richard III of England, Maria Theresa, Martin Van Buren, and Peter the Great.

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Among people born in 1899, Huang Xianfan ranks 1After him are Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Al Capone, Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, and Fred Astaire. Among people deceased in 1982, Huang Xianfan ranks 1After him are Leonid Brezhnev, Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Carl Orff, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Anna Freud, Roman Jakobson, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Philip K. Dick.

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In China

Among people born in China, Huang Xianfan ranks 3 out of 1,186Before him are Confucius (-551) and Mao Zedong (1893). After him are Qin Shi Huang (-258), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).


Among politicians born in China, Huang Xianfan ranks 2Before him are Mao Zedong (1893). After him are Qin Shi Huang (-258), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).