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Liu Bei

161 - 223

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Liu Bei (Chinese: 劉備, pronunciation ; Mandarin pronunciation: [ljǒʊ pêɪ]; 161 – 10 June 223), courtesy name Xuande (玄德), was a Chinese warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who later became the founding emperor of Shu Han, one of the Three Kingdoms of China. Although he was a distant relative of the Han imperial family, Liu Bei's father died when he was a child and left his family impoverished. To help his mother, he sold shoes and straw mats. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liu Bei has received more than 1,878,667 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Liu Bei is the 397th most popular politician (down from 349th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from China (down from 27th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Chinese Politician.

Liu Bei is most famous for being a general who served in the late Eastern Han dynasty. He was a descendant of Liu Zhen, Prince Jing of Zhongshan.

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Among politicians, Liu Bei ranks 397 out of 15,577Before him are Indira Gandhi, Louis II of Hungary, Vladimir the Great, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Philip VI of France, and Narmer. After him are Erich Honecker, Peisistratos, Frederick III, German Emperor, Boris Godunov, Maximilian I of Mexico, and Sergey Lavrov.

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Among people born in 161, Liu Bei ranks 3Before him are Commodus and Lü Bu.  Among people deceased in 223, Liu Bei ranks 1After him are Pope Callixtus I, Athenaeus, Cao Ren, Jia Xu, Zhou Tai, and Cao Zhang.

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In China

Among people born in China, Liu Bei ranks 28 out of 1,392Before him are Ip Man (1893), Xuanzang (602), Cai Lun (48), Lü Bu (161), Guan Yu (162), and Kangxi Emperor (1654). After him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Mencius (-372), Zhuang Zhou (-369), Zhuge Liang (181), and Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Bei ranks 14Before him are Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Qianlong Emperor (1711), and Kangxi Emperor (1654). After him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Zhou Enlai (1898), and Emperor Wu of Han (-156).