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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 5,819 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Li Kui is the 149th most popular engineer (down from 137th in 2019), the 604th most popular biography from China (down from 554th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Engineer.

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Among engineers, Li Kui ranks 149 out of 323Before him are Eugene Stoner, Alexei Tupolev, Mikhail Yangel, Philippe LeBon, Riccardo Morandi, and Gabriel Voisin. After him are Kerim Kerimov, Jorge Chávez, Mstislav Keldysh, Hellmuth Walter, Menno van Coehoorn, and John Loudon McAdam.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Li Kui ranks 60Before him are Callimachus, Gylippus, Chabrias, Lamachus, Hyperbolus, and Musaeus of Athens. After him are Pausanias of Macedon, Metrodorus of Chios, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, Praxilla, Sophron, and Timon of Athens. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Li Kui ranks 23Before him are Cephisodotus the Elder, Antalcidas, Nausiphanes, Gan De, Erinna, and Euphranor. After him are Echion, Pythias, Metrodorus of Chios, Gaius Licinius Stolo, Aeneas Tacticus, and Philinna.

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In China

Among people born in China, Li Kui ranks 604 out of 1,392Before him are Wang Meng (1308), Jung Chang (1952), Liu Zhiyuan (895), Muqi (1210), Peng Zhen (1902), and Jia Yi (-200). After him are Han Suyin (1917), Yang Hui (1238), Eric Liddell (1902), Zhu Shijie (1249), Gan Ji (101), and Cheng Hao (1032).

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).