Liu Bocheng

1892 - 1986

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Liu Bocheng (simplified Chinese: 刘伯承; traditional Chinese: 劉伯承; pinyin: Liú Bóchéng; Wade–Giles: Liu Po-ch'eng; December 4, 1892 – October 7, 1986) was a Chinese Communist military commander and Marshal of the People's Liberation Army. Liu is known as the 'half' of the "Three and A Half" Strategists of China in modern history. (The other three are Lin Biao, commander of the CPC, and Kuomintang commander Bai Chongxi, and CPC commander Su Yu.) Officially, Liu was recognised as a revolutionary, military strategist and theoretician, and one of the founders of the People's Liberation Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liu Bocheng has received more than 143,103 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Liu Bocheng is the 9,127th most popular politician (down from 7,912th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from China (down from 549th in 2019) and the 350th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Liu Bocheng ranks 9,127 out of 15,577Before him are Huzziya II, Archidamus IV, Lazar Mojsov, Floris II, Count of Holland, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, and Ahn Changho. After him are Zail Singh, Dan I of Wallachia, Prince William of Baden, Alfred Józef Potocki, Katō Tomosaburō, and Sabin of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1892, Liu Bocheng ranks 126Before him are Henry Darger, Mabel Normand, Adolf Ziegler, Walter Krüger, Juan Belmonte, and James Forrestal. After him are Branislaw Tarashkyevich, John Alcock, Yi Kwang-su, Charles Nungesser, Robert Watson-Watt, and Sayed Darwish. Among people deceased in 1986, Liu Bocheng ranks 106Before him are Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Phil Lynott, Dick Scobee, Raúl Prebisch, Elisabeth Bergner, and Artur London. After him are Desi Arnaz, John Bagot Glubb, Gregory Jarvis, Géza von Radványi, Harold Arlen, and Oscar Zariski.

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Among people born in China, Liu Bocheng ranks 612 out of 1,392Before him are Yang Hui (1238), Eric Liddell (1902), Zhu Shijie (1249), Gan Ji (101), Cheng Hao (1032), and Charlie Soong (1861). After him are Pan Yuliang (1895), Yang Jiechi (1950), Yijing (635), Xu Wei (1521), Li Hongzhi (1951), and Boris Blacher (1903).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Bocheng ranks 350Before him are Ouyang Xun (557), Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa (1924), Liu Zhiyuan (895), Peng Zhen (1902), Jia Yi (-200), and Charlie Soong (1861). After him are Yang Jiechi (1950), Xin Qiji (1140), Bo Yibo (1908), Hu Hanmin (1879), Ngawang Namgyal (1594), and He Long (1896).