Li Ching-Yuen

1677 - 1933

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Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun (simplified Chinese: 李清云; traditional Chinese: 李清雲; pinyin: Lǐ Qīngyún), (died May 4, 1933) was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor, known for his supposed extreme longevity.His true date of birth has never been determined. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Ching-Yuen has received more than 3,176,229 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Li Ching-Yuen is the 20th most popular physician (up from 21st in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from China (up from 49th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Physician.

Li Ching-Yuen is most famous for being the oldest man in the world. He was born in 1887 and died in 1997 at the age of 110.

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Among physicians, Li Ching-Yuen ranks 20 out of 509Before him are Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Cyril of Alexandria, Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, Alois Alzheimer, and Pedanius Dioscorides. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Michael Servetus, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, and Georgius Agricola.

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Among people born in 1677, Li Ching-Yuen ranks 1After him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Jacques Cassini, Stephen Hales, Johann Ludwig Bach, Pietro Grimani, Jan Santini Aichel, Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun, Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg, and George Farquhar. Among people deceased in 1933, Li Ching-Yuen ranks 2Before him is Clara Zetkin. After him are Adolf Loos, Constantine P. Cavafy, Calvin Coolidge, John Galsworthy, Faisal I of Iraq, 13th Dalai Lama, Sándor Ferenczi, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Albert Calmette, and Stefan George.

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Among people born in China, Li Ching-Yuen ranks 44 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Mozi (-470), and Lu Xun (1881). After him are Sun Quan (182), Nurhaci (1559), Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), Hong Taiji (1592), and Shunzhi Emperor (1638).


Among physicians born in China, Li Ching-Yuen ranks 1After him are Hua Tuo (200), Li Shizhen (1517), Zhang Zhongjing (150), Sun Simiao (581), Andrew Yao (1946), and Liang Wudong (1959).