Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

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Kublai Khan (23 September 1215 – 18 February 1294), also known by his temple name as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan and his regnal name Setsen Khan, was the founder and first emperor of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty of China. He proclaimed the dynastic name "Great Yuan" in 1271, and ruled Yuan China until his death in 1294. Kublai was the second son of Tolui by his chief wife Sorghaghtani Beki, and a grandson of Genghis Khan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kublai Khan has received more than 11,035,214 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Kublai Khan is the 214th most popular politician (down from 182nd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from China (down from 11th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chinese Politician.

Kublai Khan is most famous for being the emperor of China and Mongolia from 1260 to 1294. He was the grandson of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire.

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  • 6.57

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Over the past year Kublai Khan has had the most page views in the with 1,133,768 views, followed by Chinese (209,603), and Japanese (128,850). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Occitan (22,700.00%), Icelandic (1,075.68%), and Kabyle (328.29%)


Among politicians, Kublai Khan ranks 214 out of 19,576Before him are Amenhotep III, George H. W. Bush, Haakon VII of Norway, Louis XVII of France, Olav V of Norway, and Xi Jinping. After him are Jacques Chirac, Tomyris, Klemens von Metternich, Louis IX of France, Nicholas I of Russia, and Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1215, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Pope Celestine V, Pope John XXI, Pope Nicholas III, Violant of Hungary, Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg, William of Moerbeke, David VII of Georgia, Eleanor of England, Countess of Leicester, Mécia Lopes de Haro, Hethum I, King of Armenia, and Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary. Among people deceased in 1294, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Brunetto Latini, Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, John I, Duke of Brabant, Safi al-Din al-Urmawi, Al-Busiri, Dmitry of Pereslavl, and Rabban Bar Sauma.

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In China

Among people born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 14 out of 1,610Before him are Sun Yat-sen (1866), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Li Bai (701), Sima Qian (-145), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), and Xi Jinping (1953). After him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Du Fu (712), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Wu Zetian (624), Cao Cao (155), and Hu Jintao (1942).


Among politicians born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 7Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Xi Jinping (1953). After him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).