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Li Yu

1610 - 1680

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Li Yu (Chinese: 李漁; pinyin: Lǐ Yú, given name: 仙侣 Xiānlǚ; courtesy name: 笠翁 Lìwēng; 1611–1680 AD), also known as Li Liweng, was a Chinese playwright, novelist and publisher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Li Yu has received more than 16,589 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Li Yu is the 1,548th most popular writer (up from 1,624th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from China (down from 443rd in 2019) and the 36th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 17k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Li Yu ranks 1,548 out of 5,755Before him are Qiu Chuji, Jaan Kross, Elizabeth Siddal, Wayne Dyer, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, and Korney Chukovsky. After him are Yeghishe Charents, Christy Brown, Pío Baroja, Jean de Meun, Petr Ginz, and Gustav Landauer.

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Among people born in 1610, Li Yu ranks 11Before him are Jacob Kettler, David Teniers the Younger, Ivan Sirko, Paul Scarron, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Jan Asselijn. After him are Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, Maria Cunitz, Jan Miense Molenaer, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, Abraham Duquesne, and Albert Eckhout. Among people deceased in 1680, Li Yu ranks 18Before him are Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, John George II, Elector of Saxony, Emperor Go-Mizunoo, Samuel Butler, Elisabeth of the Palatinate, and John Eudes. After him are Thomas Bartholin, Per Brahe the Younger, Tokugawa Ietsuna, Joachim Neander, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg.

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In China

Among people born in China, Li Yu ranks 449 out of 1,392Before him are Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), Rebiya Kadeer (1946), Qiu Chuji (1148), and Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947). After him are Di Yi (-1200), Emperor Shang of Tang (695), Emperor Wu of Song (363), Bo Xilai (1949), Lei Feng (1940), and Cai Yong (133).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Li Yu ranks 36Before him are Wen Tianxiang (1236), J. G. Ballard (1930), Ba Jin (1904), Gampopa (1079), Li Qingzhao (1084), and Qiu Chuji (1148). After him are Liu Zongyuan (773), Yan Fu (1854), Xu Shen (58), Watchman Nee (1903), Lu You (1125), and Mao Dun (1896).