Liu Shaoqi

1898 - 1969

Photo of Liu Shaoqi

Icon of person Liu Shaoqi

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 1,106,422 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Liu Shaoqi is the 821st most popular politician (up from 1,052nd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from China (up from 75th in 2019) and the 31st 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 77.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Liu Shaoqis by language


Among politicians, Liu Shaoqi ranks 821 out of 15,710Before him are İsmet İnönü, Sigismund II Augustus, Eric Bloodaxe, Irma Grese, Vajiralongkorn, and Constans II. After him are Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nikolai Bukharin, Shapur I, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Dilma Rousseff, and Ancus Marcius.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1898, Liu Shaoqi ranks 17Before him are Zhou Enlai, C. S. Lewis, Herbert Marcuse, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, and Trofim Lysenko. After him are Tamara de Lempicka, Henry Moore, Rudolf Dassler, Alexander Calder, Hans Krebs, and Gunnar Myrdal. Among people deceased in 1969, Liu Shaoqi ranks 12Before him are Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Kliment Voroshilov, and Rocky Marciano. After him are Jack Kerouac, Otto Stern, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto Dix, Morihei Ueshiba, and Jan Palach.

Others Born in 1898

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1969

Go to all Rankings

In China

Among people born in China, Liu Shaoqi ranks 54 out of 1,186Before him are Sima Yi (179), Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), Zhao Yun (168), and Xiang Yu (-232). After him are Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Gao Xingjian (1940), Guangxu Emperor (1871), Padmasambhava (717), and Zhang Fei (167).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Shaoqi ranks 31Before him are Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), and Xiang Yu (-232). After him are Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Guangxu Emperor (1871), Emperor Yao (-2324), Wanli Emperor (1563), and Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685).