Liu Bowen

1311 - 1375

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Liu Ji (July 1, 1311 – May 16, 1375), courtesy name Bowen, better known as Liu Bowen, was a Chinese military strategist, philosopher, and politician who lived in the late Yuan and early Ming dynasties. He was born in Qingtian County (present-day Wencheng County, Wenzhou, Zhejiang). He served as a key advisor to Zhu Yuanzhang, the Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming dynasty, in the latter's struggle to overthrow the Yuan dynasty and unify China proper under his rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liu Bowen has received more than 137,689 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Liu Bowen is the 516th most popular philosopher, the 394th most popular biography from China and the 22nd most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Liu Bowen ranks 516 out of 1,081Before him are Murray Bookchin, Hans Vaihinger, Zeno of Sidon, Harriet Taylor Mill, Victor Cousin, and Vasishtha. After him are André Gorz, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Zou Yan, Karl Korsch, Guillaume Budé, and Antony Flew.

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Among people born in 1311, Liu Bowen ranks 5Before him are Alfonso XI of Castile, Joan II of Navarre, Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, and Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut.  Among people deceased in 1375, Liu Bowen ranks 4Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Valdemar IV of Denmark, and Philip, Duke of Orléans. After him are Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Ibn al-Shatir, Eleanor of Sicily, John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, Shuttarna II, James IV of Majorca, and Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland.

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Among people born in China, Liu Bowen ranks 394 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Xianzhong (1606), Emperor Guangzong of Song (1147), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Li Shizhen (1517), 9th Dalai Lama (1805), and Emperor Shang of Han (105). After him are Seiji Ozawa (1935), Zhu Yousong (1607), Huo Guang (-150), Qiu Jin (1875), Zhao Mengfu (1254), and Sima Xiangru (-179).


Among philosophers born in China, Liu Bowen ranks 22Before him are Ban Zhao (45), Ge Hong (284), Ouyang Xiu (1007), Su Song (1020), Zhiyi (538), and Dong Zhongshu (-179). After him are Huiyuan (334), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Zhang Daoling (34), Hu Shih (1891), and Shen Buhai (-385).