Li Kui

500 BC - 400 BC

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Li Kui (Chinese: 李悝; pinyin: Lǐ Kuī; Wade–Giles: Li K'uei, 455–395 BC) was a Chinese hydraulic engineer, philosopher, and politician. He served as government minister and court advisor to Marquis Wen (r. 403–387 BC) in the state of Wei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Kui has received more than 4,593 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Li Kui is the 137th most popular engineer (down from 104th in 2019), the 554th most popular biography from China (down from 451st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Engineer.

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Among engineers, Li Kui ranks 137 out of 325Before him are Georgy Shpagin, Claude Dornier, Adrian Newey, Alexander Mozhaysky, John Smeaton, and John Bagot Glubb. After him are Yuri Kondratyuk, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Eugene Stoner, Evgeny Paton, Pierre Berthier, and Eduard Totleben.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Li Kui ranks 61Before him are Hippo, Callimachus, Chabrias, Lamachus, Pausanias of Macedon, and Hyperbolus. After him are Hecatomnus, Sophron, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, Timon of Athens, Aeropus II of Macedon, and Praxilla. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Li Kui ranks 22Before him are Antalcidas, Cebes, Nausiphanes, Euphranor, Oxyartes, and Aeneas Tacticus. After him are Erinna, Philip of Opus, Pythias, Gaius Licinius Stolo, Lagus, and Sosipatra.

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In China

Among people born in China, Li Kui ranks 554 out of 1,186Before him are Zhang Zai (1020), Liu Bocheng (1892), Liu Cixin (1963), Li Yu (937), Xia Gui (1195), and Edward Yang (1947). After him are Zhang Zeduan (1085), Xu Wei (1521), Wen Zhengming (1470), Shing-Tung Yau (1949), Liu Zhiyuan (895), and Yuan Zhen (779).

Among ENGINEERS In China

Among engineers born in China, Li Kui ranks 3Before him are Zhuge Liang (181) and Lu Ban (-507). After him are Da-Wen Sun (1960).