Li Xiannian

1909 - 1992

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Li Xiannian (pronounced [lì ɕjɛ́nnjɛ̂n]; 23 June 1909 – 21 June 1992) was a Chinese Communist military and political leader, President of the People's Republic of China (de jure head of state) from 1983 to 1988 under Paramount Leader Deng Xiaoping and then Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1988 until his death. He was a full member of the Politburo from 1956 to 1987, and of its Standing Committee from 1977 to 1987.Li worked as an apprentice carpenter in his teenage years to support his family. He joined the Communist Party in December 1927 and became a soldier in the Chinese Red Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Xiannian has received more than 620,616 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Li Xiannian is the 1,682nd most popular politician (down from 1,640th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from China (down from 121st in 2019) and the 80th most popular Politician.

Li Xiannian was a Chinese politician who served as Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 1978 to 1983, Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1976 to 1981, and Vice-Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1973 to 1987. His most famous accomplishment was his role in the economic reform of China in the late 1970s.

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Among politicians, Li Xiannian ranks 1,682 out of 15,577Before him are Lon Nol, Mohammed V of Morocco, John Kerry, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Shapur II, and Teti. After him are Béla I of Hungary, Senusret I, Achaemenes, Glycerius, Emperor Suizei, and Humayun.

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Among people born in 1909, Li Xiannian ranks 17Before him are Nicholas Winton, U Thant, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Isaiah Berlin, Kwame Nkrumah, and Mohammed V of Morocco. After him are Ernst Gombrich, Errol Flynn, Talal of Jordan, Benny Goodman, Elia Kazan, and Fred Perry. Among people deceased in 1992, Li Xiannian ranks 17Before him are Mikhail Tal, Francis Bacon, Barbara McClintock, Aribert Heim, Giovanni Falcone, and Benny Hill. After him are James E. Webb, Anthony Perkins, Satyajit Ray, Jan Oort, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and Félix Guattari.

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Among people born in China, Li Xiannian ranks 122 out of 1,392Before him are King Wu of Zhou (-1150), Shen Kuo (1031), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), I. M. Pei (1917), and Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5). After him are Zhang Qian (-200), Sun Jian (155), Zhou Yu (175), Temür Khan (1265), Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), and Hu Yaobang (1915).


Among politicians born in China, Li Xiannian ranks 80Before him are Empress Lü (-241), Soong Mei-ling (1897), King Wu of Zhou (-1150), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), and Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5). After him are Temür Khan (1265), Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), Hu Yaobang (1915), Bao Zheng (999), Dorgon (1612), and Ziying (-300).