Mei Lanfang

1894 - 1961

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Mei Lan (22 October 1894 – 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name Mei Lanfang, was a notable Peking opera artist in modern Chinese theater. Mei was known as "Queen of Peking Opera". Mei was exclusively known for his female lead roles (dan) and particularly his "verdant-robed girls" (qingyi), young or middle-aged women of grace and refinement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mei Lanfang has received more than 187,706 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Mei Lanfang is the 388th most popular singer (down from 342nd in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from China (down from 434th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Singer.

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Among singers, Mei Lanfang ranks 388 out of 3,541Before him are Šaban Šaulić, Denny Doherty, Lee Hazlewood, Anette Olzon, Henri Salvador, and Ghena Dimitrova. After him are Marian Gold, Adelina Patti, Marc Anthony, Arsen Dedić, Dino Merlin, and Anggun.

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Among people born in 1894, Mei Lanfang ranks 82Before him are Alexander Lippisch, Wilhelm Schepmann, René Fonck, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Nedo Nadi, and Ottavio Bottecchia. After him are Américo Tomás, T. V. Soong, Hans Kramers, Friedrich Pollock, Paul Lukas, and José Carlos Mariátegui. Among people deceased in 1961, Mei Lanfang ranks 41Before him are Mukhtar Auezov, Arthur Drewry, Chester Barnard, Maya Deren, Herbert Pitman, and Ludwik Fleck. After him are Domenico Tardini, Max Simon, Lucian Blaga, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert Garrett.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mei Lanfang ranks 492 out of 1,186Before him are Soong Ai-ling (1888), Sheng Shicai (1895), Shen Buhai (-385), Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (1235), Ban Biao (3), and Liang Kai (1200). After him are Chen Kaige (1952), Song Jiaoren (1882), Zhao Mengfu (1254), Ni Zan (1301), T. V. Soong (1894), and Cao Kun (1862).

Among SINGERS In China

Among singers born in China, Mei Lanfang ranks 2Before him are Shi Pei Pu (1938). After him are Sam Hui (1948), Peng Liyuan (1962), Lu Han (1990), Lay Zhang (1991), Han Geng (1984), Wei Wei (1963), Liu Huan (1963), Sa Dingding (1979), Jane Zhang (1984), and Alan Dawa Dolma (1987).