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Langdarma (Tibetan: གླང་དར་མ།, Wylie: glang dar ma, THL: Lang Darma "Mature Bull" or "Dharma Bull", proper name U Dumtsen Wylie: 'u dum btsan) was the Tibetan Emperor who most likely reigned from 838 to 841 CE. Early sources call him Tri Darma "King Dharma". His domain extended beyond Tibet to include Dunhuang and neighbouring Chinese regions.By tradition Langdarma is held to have been anti-Buddhist and a follower of Bon. He is attributed with the assassination of his brother, King Ralpacan, in 838 AD and he is generally held to have persecuted Buddhists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Langdarma has received more than 89,891 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Langdarma is the 4,924th most popular politician (down from 4,885th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from China (down from 375th in 2019) and the 228th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Langdarma ranks 4,924 out of 15,710Before him are Ragnvald Knaphövde, José María Aznar, Emperor Min of Jin, Sisebut, Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, and Sigvard Bernadotte. After him are Martin Schulz, Otto, Duke of Austria, Emperor Bidatsu, Pyotr Krasnov, Psusennes II, and Nicomedes I of Bithynia.

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Among people born in 803, Langdarma ranks 1After him is Du Mu. Among people deceased in 842, Langdarma ranks 5Before him are Theophilos, Al-Mu'tasim, Alfonso II of Asturias, and Emperor Saga. After him is Liu Yuxi.

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In China

Among people born in China, Langdarma ranks 382 out of 1,186Before him are Wei Zheng (580), Trisong Detsen (742), Xu Guangqi (1562), Shaohao (null), Ge Hong (284), and Wei Qing (-150). After him are Qiu Chuji (1148), 7th Dalai Lama (1708), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Huiyuan (334), Gu Kaizhi (345), and Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809).


Among politicians born in China, Langdarma ranks 228Before him are 9th Dalai Lama (1805), Emperor Zhi of Han (138), Emperor Zhaozong of Tang (867), Wei Zheng (580), Trisong Detsen (742), and Shaohao (null). After him are 7th Dalai Lama (1708), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809), Emperor Huai of Jin (300), Emperor Chong of Han (143), and Yan Xishan (1883).