470 BC - 391 BC


Mozi (; Chinese: 墨子; pinyin: Mòzǐ; Wade–Giles: Mo Tzu ; Latinized as Micius ; c. 470 – c. 391 BC), original name Mo Di (墨翟), was a Chinese philosopher who founded the school of Mohism during the Hundred Schools of Thought period (early portion of the Warring States period of c.475–221 BC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mozi has received more than 550,363 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular philosopher.

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  • 550k

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  • 71.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Mozi ranks 126 out of 1,005Before him are Ramon Llull, Duns Scotus, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Eusebius, John Rawls, and Count of St. Germain. After him are Marsilio Ficino, Martin Buber, Henri de Saint-Simon, Giambattista Vico, John Wycliffe, and Pyrrho.

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Among people born in 470 BC, Mozi ranks 3Before him are Socrates and Aspasia. After him are Philolaus, Callicrates, Melissus of Samos, Hippocrates of Chios, Achilles Painter, and Teres I. Among people deceased in 391 BC, Mozi ranks 1After him are Andocides and Psammuthes.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mozi ranks 43 out of 921Before him are Toshiro Mifune (1920), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Lü Bu (161), Cai Lun (48), and Sun Quan (182). After him are Lu Xun (1881), Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), I. M. Pei (1917), and Li Ching-Yuen (1677).


Among philosophers born in China, Mozi ranks 8Before him are Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), Mencius (-372), Zhuang Zhou (-369), Zhu Xi (1130), and Bodhidharma (483). After him are Han Fei (-280), Padmasambhava (717), Xun Kuang (-313), Milarepa (1052), Shen Kuo (1031), and Huineng (638).

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