Jiang Qing

1914 - 1991

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Jiang Qing (19 March 1914 – 14 May 1991), also known as Madame Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary, actress, and major political figure during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976). She was the fourth wife of Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the Communist Party and Paramount leader of China. She used the stage name Lan Ping (藍蘋) during her acting career (which ended in 1938), and was known by many other names. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiang Qing has received more than 1,705,868 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jiang Qing is the 1,000th most popular politician (up from 1,005th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from China (up from 69th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Chinese Politician.

Jiang Qing is most famous for being a member of the Gang of Four, a group of Chinese communist officials who were blamed for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution.

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Among politicians, Jiang Qing ranks 1,000 out of 15,710Before her are Margaret Theresa of Spain, Scorpion II, Jorge Rafael Videla, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Philip III of Macedon, and Alfonso VI of León and Castile. After her are Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, Władysław III of Poland, Adolphe Thiers, William Howard Taft, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, and Jérôme Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1914, Jiang Qing ranks 10Before her are Tove Jansson, Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, and Michael Wittmann. After her are Julio Cortázar, William S. Burroughs, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alec Guinness, Octavio Paz, and Richard Widmark. Among people deceased in 1991, Jiang Qing ranks 11Before her are Olav V of Norway, Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, and Klaus Barbie. After her are Graham Greene, Edwin McMillan, Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, and Frank Capra.

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Among people born in China, Jiang Qing ranks 65 out of 1,186Before her are Padmasambhava (717), Zhang Fei (167), Emperor Yao (-2324), Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029), Wanli Emperor (1563), and Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685). After her are Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), Han Fei (-280), Jet Li (1963), 5th Dalai Lama (1617), Sun Ce (175), and Hua Guofeng (1921).


Among politicians born in China, Jiang Qing ranks 38Before her are Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Guangxu Emperor (1871), Emperor Yao (-2324), Wanli Emperor (1563), and Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685). After her are Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), 5th Dalai Lama (1617), Hua Guofeng (1921), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Li Si (-280), and Xuande Emperor (1399).