King Wen of Zhou

1112 BC - 1050 BC

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King Wen of Zhou (Chinese: 周文王; pinyin: Zhōu Wén Wáng; 1112–1050 BC, the Civilizing King) was Count of Zhou during the late Shang dynasty in ancient China. Although frequently confused with the Duke of Zhou, also known as "Lord Zhou", they are different historical personalities. Although it was his son Wu who conquered the Shang following the Battle of Muye, Count Wen was posthumously honored as the founder of the Zhou dynasty and titled King. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of King Wen of Zhou has received more than 211,928 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. King Wen of Zhou is the 1,978th most popular politician (down from 1,839th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from China (down from 145th in 2019) and the 100th most popular Chinese Politician.

King Wen of Zhou is most famous for his work as a military strategist. He is credited with the invention of the "Six Secret Teachings," which is a collection of military strategies and tactics that are still used today.

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Among politicians, King Wen of Zhou ranks 1,978 out of 15,710Before him are Talal of Jordan, Jürgen Stroop, Ali Abdullah Saleh, François Darlan, Taichang Emperor, and Richard II, Duke of Normandy. After him are Austen Chamberlain, Maria Luisa of Spain, Babrak Karmal, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Alfonso the Battler, and Bimbisara.

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Among people born in 1112 BC, King Wen of Zhou ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1050 BC, King Wen of Zhou ranks 1

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Among people born in China, King Wen of Zhou ranks 157 out of 1,186Before him are Jiang Wei (202), Wang Jingwei (1883), Xiahou Dun (155), Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), and Taichang Emperor (1582). After him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Kumārajīva (343), Li Ka-shing (1928), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Pang Tong (179), and Emperor Daizong of Tang (727).


Among politicians born in China, King Wen of Zhou ranks 100Before him are Di Renjie (630), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), Diaochan (null), Songtsen Gampo (604), Wang Jingwei (1883), and Taichang Emperor (1582). After him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), Wen Jiabao (1942), and Yuan Shu (155).