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Longqing Emperor

1537 - 1572

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The Longqing Emperor (simplified Chinese: 隆庆帝; traditional Chinese: 隆慶帝; pinyin: Lóngqìng Dì; 4 March 1537 – 5 July 1572), also known by his temple name as the Emperor Muzong of Ming (Chinese: 明穆宗), personal name Zhu Zaiji (朱載坖(jì)), art name Shunzhai (舜齋), was the 13th emperor of the Ming dynasty, reigned from 1567 to 1572. He was initially known as the Prince of Yu (裕王) from 1539 to 1567 before he became the emperor. He succeeded his father, the Jiajing Emperor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Longqing Emperor has received more than 227,246 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 32 in 2019). Longqing Emperor is the 2,702nd most popular politician (down from 2,310th in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from China (down from 189th in 2019) and the 132nd most popular Chinese Politician.

The longqing emperor is most famous for his reign of the Ming dynasty. He was the third son of the Hongwu emperor and was the second emperor of the Ming dynasty.

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Among politicians, Longqing Emperor ranks 2,702 out of 15,577Before him are Mentuhotep I, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Spitamenes, Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans, Telamon, and Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner. After him are Leo II, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Emperor Nintoku, Valdemar III of Denmark, Fausta, and John Buchan.

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Among people born in 1537, Longqing Emperor ranks 4Before him are Edward VI of England, John III of Sweden, and Lady Jane Grey. After him are João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Petrus Gonsalvus, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Diego Durán, Christopher II, Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern, and Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg. Among people deceased in 1572, Longqing Emperor ranks 11Before him are Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, John Knox, and Isaac Luria. After him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Archduchess Barbara of Austria, François Clouet, Petrus Ramus, Miguel López de Legazpi, and Ippolito II d'Este.

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Among people born in China, Longqing Emperor ranks 206 out of 1,392Before him are John Woo (1946), Emperor Ling of Han (156), Li Peng (1928), Wu Sangui (1612), Jiang Wei (202), and Emperor Ming of Han (28). After him are Emperor Yingzong of Song (1032), Li Ka-shing (1928), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Wang Anshi (1021), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), and Benedict Anderson (1936).


Among politicians born in China, Longqing Emperor ranks 132Before him are Yuan Shu (155), Wang Zhaojun (-50), Li Hongzhang (1823), Emperor Ling of Han (156), Li Peng (1928), and Emperor Ming of Han (28). After him are Emperor Yingzong of Song (1032), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Lu Xun (183), Lin Zexu (1785), and Emperor Zhao of Han (-94).