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 106,945 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Lu Yu is the 1,265th most popular writer (up from 1,276th in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from China (up from 354th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Writer.

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  • 110k

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  • 59.06

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lu Yu ranks 1,265 out of 5,755Before him are Blaise Cendrars, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Antoine de Montchrestien, Hugo Gernsback, Odo of Cluny, and Rudolf Erich Raspe. After him are Aleksandr Kuprin, P. G. Wodehouse, Mahadevi Varma, Charles Péguy, Rasul Gamzatov, and Mario Benedetti.

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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 348 out of 1,392Before him are Pang De (170), Emperor Zhaozong of Tang (867), Shitao (1642), Mao Anying (1922), Zhiyi (538), and Emperor Muzong of Tang (795). After him are Dong Zhongshu (-179), Emperor Shun of Han (115), Fuchai (-550), Yuan Chonghuan (1584), Gao Shun (200), and Li Zongren (1890).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lu Yu ranks 25Before him are Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), Meng Haoran (690), Pu Songling (1640), and Shi Nai'an (1296). After him are Liang Qichao (1873), Qiu Jin (1875), Sima Xiangru (-179), Du Mu (803), Wen Tianxiang (1236), and J. G. Ballard (1930).