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Ouyang Xiu

1007 - 1072

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Ouyang Xiu (Chinese: 歐陽脩; pinyin: Ōuyáng Xiū; Wade–Giles: Ou-Yang Hsiu; 1007 – 1072 CE), courtesy name Yongshu, also known by his art names Zuiweng (醉翁) and Liu Yi Jushi (六一居士), was a Chinese historian, calligrapher, epigrapher, essayist, poet, and politician of the Song dynasty. He was a renowned writer among his contemporaries and 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 122,006 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ouyang Xiu is the 441st most popular philosopher (up from 501st in 2019), the 310th most popular biography from China (up from 375th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ouyang Xiu ranks 441 out of 1,081Before him are Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Adolf von Harnack, Hans Reichenbach, Francisco Ferrer, Pavel Florensky, and Arnobius. After him are Michel Serres, P. D. Ouspensky, Kapila, Franz Rosenzweig, Lucilio Vanini, and Yuri Lotman.

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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 Bagrat IV of Georgia, Ordulf, Duke of Saxony, Adalbert of Hamburg, Asadi Tusi, Ali Hujwiri, and Hereward the Wake.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ouyang Xiu ranks 310 out of 1,392Before him are Dian Wei (150), Lin Yutang (1895), Meng Haoran (690), Princess Taiping (665), Dong Biwu (1886), and He Jin (135). After him are Chen Shou (233), Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761), Tonyukuk (646), Pu Songling (1640), Emperor He of Han (79), and Zhu Youlang (1623).


Among philosophers born in China, Ouyang Xiu ranks 18Before him are Wang Yangming (1472), Guan Zhong (-720), Han Yu (768), Linji Yixuan (850), Ban Zhao (45), and Ge Hong (284). After him are Su Song (1020), Zhiyi (538), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Liu Bowen (1311), Huiyuan (334), and Marpa Lotsawa (1012).