Li Hongzhang

1823 - 1901

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Li Hongzhang, Marquess Suyi (Chinese: 李鴻章; also Li Hung-chang; 15 February 1823 – 7 November 1901) was a Chinese politician, general and diplomat of the late Qing dynasty. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions in the Qing imperial court, including the Viceroy of Zhili, Huguang and Liangguang. Although he was best known in the West for his generally pro-modern stance and importance as a negotiator, Li antagonised the British with his support of Russia as a foil against Japanese expansionism in Manchuria and fell from favour with the Chinese after their defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Hongzhang has received more than 407,838 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Li Hongzhang is the 2,378th most popular politician (down from 2,215th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from China (down from 177th in 2019) and the 126th most popular Chinese Politician.

Li Hongzhang was most famous for his involvement in the Taiping Rebellion. He was a Chinese official and diplomat of the Qing dynasty.

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Among politicians, Li Hongzhang ranks 2,378 out of 15,710Before him are Carlos Kleiber, Léon Bourgeois, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Chryseis, Gustav Heinemann, and John, Elector of Saxony. After him are Kim Yong-nam, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, Cao Zhi, Stephen II of Hungary, Cao Fang, and Guo Jia.

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Among people born in 1823, Li Hongzhang ranks 12Before him are Alexandre Cabanel, Gyula Andrássy, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, and Leopold Kronecker. After him are John Sherman, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Mihailo Obrenović, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and Alexander Ostrovsky. Among people deceased in 1901, Li Hongzhang ranks 13Before him are Arnold Böcklin, William McKinley, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Milan I of Serbia, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, and Charles Hermite. After him are Fukuzawa Yukichi, Abdur Rahman Khan, Zénobe Gramme, Elisha Gray, Gaetano Bresci, and Max Joseph von Pettenkofer.

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Among people born in China, Li Hongzhang ranks 194 out of 1,186Before him are Zhang Liang (-290), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Zhao of Han (-94), Emperor Xuan of Han (-91), and Benedict Anderson (1936). After him are Faxian (340), Guo Jia (170), Walter Houser Brattain (1902), Emperor Ling of Han (156), Kaidu (1230), and Wang Yangming (1472).


Among politicians born in China, Li Hongzhang ranks 126Before him are Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Zhang Liang (-290), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Zhao of Han (-94), and Emperor Xuan of Han (-91). After him are Guo Jia (170), Emperor Ling of Han (156), Kaidu (1230), Emperor Taizong of Song (939), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), and Lin Zexu (1785).