Jiang Zemin

1926 - 2022

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Jiang Zemin (17 August 1926 – 30 November 2022) was a Chinese politician who served as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1989 to 2002, as chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1989 to 2004, and as president of China from 1993 to 2003. Jiang was the third paramount leader of China from 1989 to 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiang Zemin has received more than 5,167,835 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Jiang Zemin is the 439th most popular politician (up from 484th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from China (up from 36th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Chinese Politician.

Jiang Zemin is a former Chinese politician who served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002 and the President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003, during which he oversaw significant economic and political developments in China, including the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain to China.

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  • 6.62

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Over the past year Jiang Zemin has had the most page views in the with 824,022 views, followed by English (546,769), and Japanese (101,230). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (282.02%), Lao (131.29%), and Khmer (110.13%)


Among politicians, Jiang Zemin ranks 439 out of 19,576Before him are Francis II of France, Servius Tullius, Björn Ironside, Severus Alexander, Arcadius, and Osman III. After him are Artaxerxes I of Persia, Constantine II of Greece, Puyi, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Leopold I of Belgium, and Peisistratos.

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Among people born in 1926, Jiang Zemin ranks 7Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Ingvar Kamprad. After him are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Leslie Nielsen, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Svetlana Alliluyeva, and René Goscinny. Among people deceased in 2022, Jiang Zemin ranks 5Before him are Elizabeth II, Pelé, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Pope Benedict XVI. After him are Jean-Luc Godard, Vangelis, Shinzō Abe, Luc Montagnier, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jiang Zemin ranks 32 out of 1,610Before him are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Zhuge Liang (181), Mencius (-372), Cai Lun (48), Lü Bu (161), and Zhuang Zhou (-369). After him are Puyi (1906), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongle Emperor (1360), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Nurhaci (1559), and Zhu Xi (1130).


Among politicians born in China, Jiang Zemin ranks 14Before him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), and Kangxi Emperor (1654). After him are Puyi (1906), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongle Emperor (1360), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Nurhaci (1559), and Zhou Enlai (1898).