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Koxinga

1624 - 1662

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Zheng Chenggong, Prince of Yanping (27 August 1624 – 23 June 1662), better known internationally by his Dutch-Romanised Hokkien honorific Koxinga or Coxinga (Chinese: 國姓爺; pinyin: Guóxìngyé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kok-sèng-iâ), was a Chinese Ming loyalist who resisted the Qing conquest of China in the 17th century, fighting them on China's southeastern coast. In 1661, Koxinga defeated the Dutch outposts on Taiwan and established a dynasty, the House of Koxinga, which ruled the island as the Kingdom of Tungning from 1661 to 1683. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Koxinga has received more than 531,059 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Koxinga is the 1,638th most popular politician (down from 1,594th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 59th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Japanese Politician.

Koxinga is most famous for his invasion of Taiwan in 1661 and his subsequent establishment of the Kingdom of Tungning.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Koxinga ranks 1,638 out of 15,710Before him are Bao Zheng, Lü Buwei, Injo of Joseon, Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fredrik Bajer, and Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik. After him are Levi Eshkol, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Leontios, Li Xiannian, Anna Maria Mozart, and Teia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1624, Koxinga ranks 1After him are Angelus Silesius, Guarino Guarini, Empress Meishō, George Fox, Maria Miloslavskaya, Thomas Sydenham, George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, François de la Chaise, Arnold Geulincx, and Barent Fabritius. Among people deceased in 1662, Koxinga ranks 2Before him is Blaise Pascal. After him are Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Zhu Youlang, Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria, Honoré II, Prince of Monaco, Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Johann Crüger, William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Adriaen van de Venne, and François le Métel de Boisrobert.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Koxinga ranks 63 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Date Masamune (1567), Utamaro (1753), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), and Akechi Mitsuhide (1526). After him are Natsume Sōseki (1867), Emperor Suizei (-669), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Empress Michiko (1934), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), and Benkei (1155).

Among POLITICIANS In Japan

Among politicians born in Japan, Koxinga ranks 18Before him are Itō Hirobumi (1841), Shinzō Abe (1954), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), and Sasaki Kojirō (1583). After him are Emperor Suizei (-669), Tomoe Gozen (1157), Emperor Annei (-577), Tarō Asō (1940), Emperor Itoku (-553), and Emperor Go-Momozono (1758).