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Li Peng

1928 - 2019

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Li Peng (Chinese: 李鹏; pinyin: Lǐ Péng; 20 October 1928 – 22 July 2019) was a Chinese politician who served as the fourth Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1987 to 1998, and as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, from 1998 to 2003. For much of the 1990s Li was ranked second in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hierarchy behind then Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin. He retained his seat on the CCP Politburo Standing Committee until his retirement in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Peng has received more than 1,050,303 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Li Peng is the 2,682nd most popular politician (down from 2,164th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from China (down from 179th in 2019) and the 130th most popular Chinese Politician.

Li Peng is most famous for being the head of the Chinese Communist Party and the Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1987 to 1998. He was also in charge of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

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Among politicians, Li Peng ranks 2,682 out of 15,577Before him are Choe Yong-gon, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Emperor Reigen, Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, and Crispus. After him are Joseph Babinski, Hermann von Salza, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Peter III of Portugal, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria.

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Among people born in 1928, Li Peng ranks 47Before him are Lina Wertmüller, Tommaso Buscetta, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Hardy Krüger, Manfred Gerlach, and Peyo. After him are Li Ka-shing, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Herbert Kroemer, Francesco Cossiga, Vera Rubin, and Arnold Rüütel. Among people deceased in 2019, Li Peng ranks 38Before him are Tony Buzan, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Gordon Banks, Mariss Jansons, Beji Caid Essebsi, and B. J. Habibie. After him are Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Marie Laforêt, Ferdinand Piëch, Franco Columbu, Ratko Janev, and Giya Kancheli.

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Among people born in China, Li Peng ranks 202 out of 1,392Before him are Li Hongzhang (1823), Yang Chen-Ning (1922), Xiahou Dun (155), Su Shi (1037), John Woo (1946), and Emperor Ling of Han (156). After him are Wu Sangui (1612), Jiang Wei (202), Emperor Ming of Han (28), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Yingzong of Song (1032), and Li Ka-shing (1928).


Among politicians born in China, Li Peng ranks 130Before him are Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Ma Chao (176), Yuan Shu (155), Wang Zhaojun (-50), Li Hongzhang (1823), and Emperor Ling of Han (156). After him are Emperor Ming of Han (28), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Yingzong of Song (1032), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), and Lu Xun (183).