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 258,552 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Liu Xiang is the 6,153rd most popular politician (down from 5,660th in 2019), the 459th most popular biography from China (down from 412th in 2019) and the 266th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Liu Xiang ranks 6,153 out of 15,710Before him are Arnuwanda I, Seleucus VI Epiphanes, Louis, King of Sicily, Lulach, Anna Dostoevskaya, and Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia. After him are Enrico Ferri, Gyanendra of Nepal, Garibald I of Bavaria, Gongyang of Goryeo, Milan Milutinović, and Li Cunxu.

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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 459 out of 1,186Before him are Yin Lihua (5), Yan Fu (1854), Eileen Chang (1920), Zhang Zhongjing (150), Liu Zongyuan (773), and Guo Shoujing (1231). After him are Li Cunxu (885), Octar (350), Go Seigen (1914), Chen Yi (1901), Shen Yue (441), and Wu Yi (1938).


Among politicians born in China, Liu Xiang ranks 266Before him are Zhang Juzheng (1525), Zhang Chunqiao (1917), Chen Yun (1905), Wang Qishan (1948), Wellington Koo (1888), and Yin Lihua (5). After him are Li Cunxu (885), Octar (350), Chen Yi (1901), Wu Yi (1938), Hong Tianguifu (1849), and Zhu Yujian (1602).