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 496,882 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Li Xiannian is the 1,642nd most popular politician (up from 1,977th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from China (up from 155th in 2019) and the 77th most popular Chinese 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 1,642 out of 15,710Before him are Fredrik Bajer, Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Koxinga, Levi Eshkol, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, and Leontios. After him are Anna Maria Mozart, Teia, Ferdinand I of Aragon, Otto of Bavaria, Öz Beg Khan, and Lon Nol.

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Among people born in 1909, Li Xiannian ranks 14Before him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Kwame Nkrumah, U Thant, Osamu Dazai, Elia Kazan, and Errol Flynn. After him are Benny Goodman, Isaiah Berlin, Mohammed V of Morocco, Ernst Gombrich, Victor Borge, and Mohammed Daoud Khan. Among people deceased in 1992, Li Xiannian ranks 19Before him are Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, Barbara McClintock, Benny Hill, Jan Oort, and Ernst Happel. After him are Aribert Heim, Félix Guattari, Peyo, Samuel Reshevsky, Karl Carstens, and Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia.

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Among people born in China, Li Xiannian ranks 121 out of 1,186Before him are Li Zicheng (1606), Wong Fei-hung (1925), Empress Lü (-241), Bao Zheng (999), Luo Guanzhong (1330), and Milarepa (1052). After him are Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), Hu Yaobang (1915), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), I. M. Pei (1917), Yue Fei (1142), and Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662).


Among politicians born in China, Li Xiannian ranks 77Before him are Lin Biao (1907), Soong Mei-ling (1897), Cao Rui (205), Li Zicheng (1606), Empress Lü (-241), and Bao Zheng (999). After him are Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), Hu Yaobang (1915), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), and Zhengde Emperor (1491).