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Liu Shaoqi

1898 - 1969

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Liu Shaoqi (pronounced [ljǒʊ ʂâʊtɕʰǐ]; 24 November 1898 – 12 November 1969) was a Chinese revolutionary, politician, and theorist. He was Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee from 1954 to 1959, First Vice Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from 1956 to 1966 and Chairman of the People's Republic of China, the de jure head of state, from 1959 to 1968, during which he implemented policies of economic reconstruction in China. For 15 years, Liu held high positions in Chinese leadership, behind only Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liu Shaoqi has received more than 1,259,443 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Liu Shaoqi is the 818th most popular politician (up from 820th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from China (up from 54th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Chinese Politician.

Liu Shaoqi was a Chinese communist leader who served as Chairman of the People's Republic of China from 1959 to 1968. He is most famous for his role in the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.

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Among politicians, Liu Shaoqi ranks 818 out of 15,577Before him are Pedro I of Brazil, Justin Trudeau, Robert F. Kennedy, Édouard Daladier, Dilma Rousseff, and Carol II of Romania. After him are Feodor III of Russia, Tamar of Georgia, Galla Placidia, Sigismund II Augustus, Viktor Yushchenko, and Romanos IV Diogenes.

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Among people born in 1898, Liu Shaoqi ranks 15Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, George Gershwin, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, and Herbert Marcuse. After him are C. S. Lewis, Tamara de Lempicka, Trofim Lysenko, Alexander Calder, Gunnar Myrdal, and Hans Krebs. Among people deceased in 1969, Liu Shaoqi ranks 11Before him are Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Franz von Papen, Kliment Voroshilov, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After him are Brian Jones, Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, Jack Kerouac, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Morihei Ueshiba.

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Among people born in China, Liu Shaoqi ranks 52 out of 1,392Before him are Lu Xun (1881), Yuan Shikai (1859), Zhu Xi (1130), Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), and Sun Quan (182). After him are Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Cao Pi (187), Sima Yi (179), Hua Guofeng (1921), Jiang Qing (1914), and Emperor Yao (-2324).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Shaoqi ranks 28Before him are Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), Yuan Shikai (1859), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), and Sun Quan (182). After him are Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Cao Pi (187), Sima Yi (179), Hua Guofeng (1921), Jiang Qing (1914), and Emperor Yao (-2324).