Liu Xiang

77 BC - 6 BC

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Liu Xiang (77–6 BCE), born Liu Gengsheng and bearing the courtesy name Zizheng, was a Chinese astronomer, historian, poet, politician, librarian, and writer of the Western Han Dynasty. Among his polymathic scholarly specialties were history, literary bibliography, and astronomy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liu Xiang has received more than 263,955 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Liu Xiang is the 6,492nd most popular politician (down from 6,145th in 2019), the 480th most popular biography from China (down from 459th in 2019) and the 284th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Liu Xiang ranks 6,492 out of 15,577Before him are Siim Kallas, Charles, Duke of Guise, Demophon of Athens, Renaud de Vichiers, Wu Yi, and Ali Bongo Ondimba. After him are Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ali Asadov, Vologases II of Parthia, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Jean-Lambert Tallien, and Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia.

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Among people born in 77 BC, Liu Xiang ranks 4Before him are Berenice IV of Egypt, Fulvia, and Calpurnia.  Among people deceased in 6 BC, Liu Xiang ranks 1After him is Consort Ban.

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Among people born in China, Liu Xiang ranks 480 out of 1,392Before him are Mao Dun (1896), Wellington Koo (1888), Liu Cixin (1963), Go Seigen (1914), Ni Zan (1301), and Wu Yi (1938). After him are Guo Moruo (1892), Chen Yun (1905), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Octar (350), Zhong Yao (151), and Shen Buhai (-385).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Xiang ranks 284Before him are Zhu Yujian (1602), Emperor Shizong of Jin (1123), Zhang Jinghui (1871), Shaohao (null), Wellington Koo (1888), and Wu Yi (1938). After him are Guo Moruo (1892), Chen Yun (1905), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Octar (350), Zhong Yao (151), and Chen Cheng (1897).