Lin Zexu

1785 - 1850

Lin Zexu

Lin Zexu (30 August 1785 – 22 November 1850), courtesy name Yuanfu, was a Chinese head of states (Viceroy), Governor General, scholar-official under Emperor of the Qing dynasty best known for his role in the First Opium War of 1839–42. He was from Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Lin's forceful opposition to the opium trade was a primary catalyst for the First Opium War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Zexu has received more than 306,068 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,223rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lin Zexu ranks 2,207 out of 14,801Before him are Lennart Meri, Demetris Christofias, Vojislav Koštunica, Tancred, King of Sicily, Eric I of Denmark, and Jovanka Broz. After him are Lala Mustafa Pasha, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Haggai, Maria Anna of Spain, Alexander of Battenberg, and Sophia Palaiologina.

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Among people born in 1785, Lin Zexu ranks 6Before him are Louis XVII of France, Mahmud II, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, and Alessandro Manzoni. After him are Bettina von Arnim, Claude-Louis Navier, Pierre Louis Dulong, Thomas De Quincey, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and John James Audubon. Among people deceased in 1850, Lin Zexu ranks 12Before him are Marie Tussaud, Daoguang Emperor, Zachary Taylor, William Wordsworth, Louise of Orléans, and Frédéric Bastiat. After him are Robert Peel, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Germain Henri Hess, José Gervasio Artigas, Nikolaus Lenau, and Józef Bem.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Zexu ranks 176 out of 921Before him are Sammo Hung (1952), Lu Xun (183), Bai Qi (-250), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), Külüg Khan (1281), and Chow Yun-fat (1955). After him are Li Hongzhang (1823), Jie of Xia (-1728), Wang Anshi (1021), Liu Xiaobo (1955), Longqing Emperor (1537), and Emperor Xuan of Han (-91).


Among politicians born in China, Lin Zexu ranks 107Before him are Guo Jia (170), Emperor Hui of Han (-210), Zhu De (1886), Lu Xun (183), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), and Külüg Khan (1281). After him are Li Hongzhang (1823), Jie of Xia (-1728), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Xuan of Han (-91), Emperor Zhao of Han (-94), and Li Keqiang (1955).

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