Ouyang Xiu

1007 - 1072

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Ouyang Xiu (1007 – 1072), courtesy name Yongshu, also known by his art names Zuiweng ("Old Drunkard") and Liu Yi Jushi ("Retiree Six-One"), was a Chinese essayist, historian, poet, calligrapher, politician, and epigrapher of the Song dynasty. A much celebrated writer, both among his contemporaries and in subsequent centuries, Ouyang Xiu is considered the central figure of the Eight Masters of the Tang and Song. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ouyang Xiu has received more than 110,347 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ouyang Xiu is the 501st most popular philosopher (down from 457th in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from China (down from 340th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Chinese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ouyang Xiu ranks 501 out of 1,089Before him are Shantideva, Hasdai Crescas, Carl Stumpf, William of Champeaux, Dhul-Nun al-Misri, and Victor Cousin. After him are Alain de Benoist, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Zoilus, Abu Yusuf, Yi Hwang, and Ge Hong.

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Among people born in 1007, Ouyang Xiu ranks 3Before him are Isaac I Komnenos and Peter Damian. After him are Hugh Magnus and Giselbert of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1072, Ouyang Xiu ranks 6Before him are Alp Arslan, Romanos IV Diogenes, Sancho II of Castile and León, Peter Damian, and Antipope Honorius II. After him are Adalbert of Hamburg, Bagrat IV of Georgia, Ordulf, Duke of Saxony, Asadi Tusi, Ali Hujwiri, and Hereward the Wake.

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Among people born in China, Ouyang Xiu ranks 375 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Zhi of Han (138), Ren Zhengfei (1944), Emperor Zhaozong of Tang (867), Zhuge Jin (174), Gan Ying (100), and Guo Xi (1020). After him are Wei Zheng (580), Trisong Detsen (742), Xu Guangqi (1562), Shaohao (null), Ge Hong (284), and Wei Qing (-150).


Among philosophers born in China, Ouyang Xiu ranks 21Before him are Han Yu (768), Guan Zhong (-720), Ban Zhao (45), Linji Yixuan (850), Dong Zhongshu (-179), and Su Song (1020). After him are Ge Hong (284), Huiyuan (334), Hu Shih (1891), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhang Daoling (34), and Zhou Dunyi (1017).