Kangxi Emperor

1654 - 1722

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The Kangxi Emperor (5 February 1654 – 20 December 1722), given name Xuanye, was the third Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The Kangxi Emperor's reign of 61 years (from 1661 until 1722) makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history (although his grandson, the Qianlong Emperor, had the longest period of de facto power) and one of the longest-reigning rulers in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kangxi Emperor has received more than 1,531,154 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Kangxi Emperor is the 313th most popular politician (up from 366th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from China (up from 27th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Chinese Politician.

Kangxi emperor is most famous for being the longest reigning Chinese emperor. He ruled for 61 years and was responsible for the expansion of China.

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Among politicians, Kangxi Emperor ranks 313 out of 15,710Before him are Alexander Dubček, Philip IV of Spain, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Edward IV of England, Ferdinand I of Austria, and Louis XI of France. After him are Gerald Ford, Djoser, Qianlong Emperor, Philip V of Spain, Tolui, and Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Among people born in 1654, Kangxi Emperor ranks 1After him are Jacob Bernoulli, Emperor Reigen, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Pierre Varignon, Agostino Steffani, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Vincent Lübeck, and John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Among people deceased in 1722, Kangxi Emperor ranks 1After him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Bartholomew Roberts, John Toland, Johann Adam Reincken, Johann Kuhnau, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Pierre Varignon, Claude Gillot, Adriaen van der Werff, and Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg.

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Among people born in China, Kangxi Emperor ranks 21 out of 1,186Before him are Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), and Hu Jintao (1942). After him are Qianlong Emperor (1711), Mencius (-372), Xuanzang (602), Cai Lun (48), Zhuge Liang (181), and Liu Bei (161).


Among politicians born in China, Kangxi Emperor ranks 12Before him are Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), and Hu Jintao (1942). After him are Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Yongle Emperor (1360), and Emperor Taizong of Tang (598).