Lu Yu

733 - 804

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Lu Yu (simplified Chinese: 陆羽; traditional Chinese: 陸羽; pinyin: Lù Yǔ; 733–804) or Lu Ji (陆疾), courtesy name Jici (季疵) was a Chinese tea master and writer. He is respected as the Sage of Tea for his contribution to Chinese tea culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lu Yu has received more than 130,618 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lu Yu is the 1,265th most popular writer (down from 1,256th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from China (down from 347th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Chinese Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Transmission of the Mind Outside the Teaching, The Basic Teachings of the Chinese Zen Masters
The secrets of Chinese meditation
Meditation, Taoism, Buddhism
The classic of tea
Tea, Early works to 1800, History
Lu shih Nan T'ang shu
Biography, History
Cha jing
Tea, Early works to 1800, China
Also called The Classic of Tea, it is the first monograph written entirely about the planting, harvesting and processing of tea.
Wu-chung chiu shih
Description, Description and travel

Page views of Lu Yus by language

Over the past year Lu Yu has had the most page views in the with 25,400 views, followed by English (15,808), and Vietnamese (6,635). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Afrikaans (103.90%), Vietnamese (33.18%), and Latin (32.61%)


Among writers, Lu Yu ranks 1,265 out of 7,302Before him are Roland Topor, Jan Kochanowski, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Ichiyō Higuchi, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Cosmas of Prague. After him are Kassia, Stobaeus, Yeghishe Charents, Lobsang Rampa, Erskine Caldwell, and Edmond François Valentin About.

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Among people born in 733, Lu Yu ranks 1After him is Emperor Junnin. Among people deceased in 804, Lu Yu ranks 2Before him is Alcuin. After him is Giovanni Galbaio.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lu Yu ranks 358 out of 1,610Before him are Han Gan (706), Zhou Youguang (1906), Zeng Guofan (1811), Zhao Tuo (-230), Gu Kaizhi (345), and Jangsu of Goguryeo (394). After him are Gao Shun (200), Emperor Shun of Han (115), Gegeen Khan (1302), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), Lady Zhen (183), and Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lu Yu ranks 26Before him are Ouyang Xiu (1007), Cai Yan (177), Pu Songling (1640), Shi Nai'an (1296), Lao She (1899), and Meng Haoran (690). After him are Bei Dao (1949), Lin Yutang (1895), Yan Fu (1854), Sima Xiangru (-179), Liang Qichao (1873), and Qiu Jin (1875).