Lü Bu

161 - 199

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Lü Bu (pronunciation ) (Son of the people) (died 7 February 199), courtesy name Fengxian, was a military general and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of Imperial China. Originally a subordinate of a minor warlord Ding Yuan, he betrayed and murdered Ding Yuan and defected to Dong Zhuo, the warlord who controlled the Han central government in the early 190s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lü Bu has received more than 1,745,787 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Lü Bu is the 52nd most popular military personnel (up from 57th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from China (up from 40th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Lü Bu is most famous for being a general in the Three Kingdoms period of China. He was an important figure in the events leading up to the end of the Han Dynasty and the fall of the Eastern Han Dynasty.

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Among military personnels, Lü Bu ranks 52 out of 1,466Before him are Vasily Zaitsev, Germanicus, Belisarius, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Miltiades, and Erich Ludendorff. After him are Charles XIV John of Sweden, Otto Skorzeny, Bernard Montgomery, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Albrecht von Wallenstein.

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Among people born in 161, Lü Bu ranks 3Before him are Commodus and Liu Bei.  Among people deceased in 199, Lü Bu ranks 1After him are Pope Victor I, Yuan Shu, Gao Shun, Gongsun Zan, and Suro of Geumgwan Gaya.

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Among people born in China, Lü Bu ranks 37 out of 1,186Before him are Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), and Toshiro Mifune (1920). After him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Mozi (-470), and Lu Xun (1881).


Among military personnels born in China, Lü Bu ranks 4Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Cao Cao (155), and Guan Yu (162). After him are Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169).