Li Wenliang

1986 - 2020

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Li Wenliang (Chinese: 李文亮; 12 October 1986 – 7 February 2020) was a Chinese ophthalmologist who warned his colleagues about early COVID-19 infections in Wuhan. On 30 December 2019, Wuhan CDC issued emergency warnings to local hospitals about a number of mysterious "pneumonia" cases discovered in the city in the previous week. On the same day, Li, who worked at the Central Hospital of Wuhan, received an internal diagnostic report of a suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patient from other doctors which he in turn shared with his Wuhan University alumni through WeChat group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Wenliang has received more than 1,975,190 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Li Wenliang is the 74th most popular celebrity, the 609th most popular biography from China and the 2nd most popular Chinese Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Li Wenliang ranks 74 out of 184Before him are Evelyn McHale, Ethel Kennedy, Wil van Gogh, Kim Ung-yong, Walther Kadow, and Ota Benga. After him are Sally Hemings, William Masters, Lindow Man, Virginia Dare, Hana Brady, and Denise Perrier.

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Among people born in 1986, Li Wenliang ranks 20Before him are Megan Fox, Keylor Navas, Radamel Falcao, David Silva, Sebastian Kurz, and Keisuke Honda. After him are Alba Flores, Alexandra Daddario, Hulk, Edin Džeko, Kit Harington, and Irina Shayk. Among people deceased in 2020, Li Wenliang ranks 278Before him are Volodymyr Troshkin, Allen Daviau, Mirza Khazar, Viktor Ponedelnik, John Ericson, and György Kárpáti. After him are Henri Richard, Elsa Joubert, Norman Hunter, Kristina Lugn, Louis Nirenberg, and Pete Rademacher.

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Among people born in China, Li Wenliang ranks 609 out of 1,186Before him are Ai Qing (1910), Wang Fuzhi (1619), Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901), Bo Yibo (1908), David Chiang (1947), and Ngawang Namgyal (1594). After him are Katherine Paterson (1932), Han Suyin (1917), Xu Zhimo (1897), Ma Huateng (1971), Li Lisan (1899), and Qu Qiubai (1899).


Among celebrities born in China, Li Wenliang ranks 2Before him are Jacques Mayol (1927). After him are Yu Wenxia (1989).

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