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Lu You

1125 - 1210

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Lu You (traditional Chinese: 陸游; simplified Chinese: 陆游; 1125–1210) was a Chinese historian and poet of the Southern Song Dynasty (南宋). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lu You has received more than 77,395 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lu You is the 1,661st most popular writer (up from 1,680th in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from China (down from 451st in 2019) and the 41st most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 77k

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  • 56.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lu You ranks 1,661 out of 5,755Before him are Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Dick Bruna, Terry Brooks, Augusto Boal, Theophylact of Ohrid, and Nicander. After him are Arnaldur Indriðason, E. E. Cummings, Andreas Gryphius, Alexander Fadeyev, Richard Brautigan, and Mao Dun.

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Among people born in 1125, Lu You ranks 6Before him are Jayavarman VII, Sweyn III of Denmark, Jaufre Rudel, Herrad of Landsberg, and Otto II, Margrave of Meissen. After him are Petronilla of Aquitaine, Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani, Eystein II of Norway, Berthold IV, Duke of Zähringen, and Michael Glykas. Among people deceased in 1210, Lu You ranks 6Before him are Qutb al-Din Aibak, Arnaut Daniel, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Hartmann von Aue, and Sverker II of Sweden. After him are Walter Map and Philippa of Armenia.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lu You ranks 473 out of 1,392Before him are Hu Shih (1891), Zhu Yujian (1602), Watchman Nee (1903), Emperor Shizong of Jin (1123), Zhang Jinghui (1871), and Shaohao (null). After him are Mao Dun (1896), Wellington Koo (1888), Liu Cixin (1963), Go Seigen (1914), Ni Zan (1301), and Wu Yi (1938).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lu You ranks 41Before him are Qiu Chuji (1148), Li Yu (1610), Liu Zongyuan (773), Yan Fu (1854), Xu Shen (58), and Watchman Nee (1903). After him are Mao Dun (1896), Liu Cixin (1963), Eileen Chang (1920), Shen Yue (441), Ruan Ji (210), and Fan Zhongyan (989).