Meng Haoran

690 - 740

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Meng Haoran (Chinese: 孟浩然; Wade–Giles: Meng Hao-jan; 689/691–740) was a major Tang dynasty poet, and a somewhat older contemporary of Wang Wei, Li Bai and Du Fu. Despite his brief pursuit of an official career, Meng Haoran mainly lived in and wrote about the area in which he was born and raised, in what is now Hubei province, China. Meng Haoran was a major influence on other contemporary and subsequent poets of the High Tang era because of his focus on nature as a main topic for poetry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meng Haoran has received more than 59,590 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Meng Haoran is the 1,192nd most popular writer (up from 1,241st in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from China (up from 342nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Chinese Writer.

Meng Hao-Ran was a Chinese writer and scholar who advocated for the use of vernacular language as opposed to classical Chinese.

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Among writers, Meng Haoran ranks 1,192 out of 5,794Before him are Alain-Fournier, Jan Kochanowski, Paul Bourget, Nizar Qabbani, Chiara Lubich, and Ibn al-Muqaffa'. After him are Aelius Aristides, Hartmann von Aue, Kurt Tucholsky, Sylvia Browne, Yeghishe Charents, and Hayim Nahman Bialik.

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Among people born in 690, Meng Haoran ranks 1After him are Liutprand, King of the Lombards and Rotrude of Hesbaye. Among people deceased in 740, Meng Haoran ranks 3Before him are Zayd ibn Ali and Andrew of Crete. After him are Wu Daozi and Æthelheard of Wessex.

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In China

Among people born in China, Meng Haoran ranks 323 out of 1,186Before him are Kong Rong (153), Li Yuanhong (1864), Yuan Chonghuan (1584), Lin Yutang (1895), Shi Nai'an (1296), and Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809). After him are Yelü Chucai (1189), Linji Yixuan (850), Dong Biwu (1886), Marquis of Haihun (-92), Ai Weiwei (1957), and Emperor Shun of Han (115).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Meng Haoran ranks 24Before him are Ban Gu (32), Pu Songling (1640), Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), and Shi Nai'an (1296). After him are Qiu Jin (1875), J. G. Ballard (1930), Liang Qichao (1873), Lu Yu (733), Qiu Chuji (1148), and Ba Jin (1904).