Peng Zhen

1902 - 1997

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Peng Zhen (pronounced [pʰə̌ŋ ʈʂə́n]; October 12, 1902 – April 26, 1997) was a leading member of the Communist Party of China. He led the party organization in Beijing following the victory of the Communists in the Chinese Civil War in 1949, but was purged during the Cultural Revolution for opposing Mao's views on the role of literature in relation to the state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peng Zhen has received more than 105,796 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Peng Zhen is the 8,248th most popular politician (down from 7,944th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from China (down from 507th in 2019) and the 316th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Peng Zhen ranks 8,248 out of 15,710Before him are Tito Okello, Ashikaga Yoshinori, Odo II, Duke of Burgundy, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Stephan Burián von Rajecz, and Franz von Sickingen. After him are Fructuoso Rivera, Sabinianus, Bolesław the Pious, George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Ernest, Margrave of Austria, and Korbinian Brodmann.

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Among people born in 1902, Peng Zhen ranks 122Before him are Alexander Mach, Toyen, Albert Anastasia, Ryu Gwansun, Samuel Goudsmit, and Mortimer J. Adler. After him are Vladimír Clementis, Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Anthony Asquith, Heinz Rühmann, Oscar Cullmann, and Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Among people deceased in 1997, Peng Zhen ranks 99Before him are Lyman Spitzer, Jean Françaix, Stanley Schachter, Kunihiko Kodaira, Andrei Sinyavsky, and Eugene Stoner. After him are Andrés Rodríguez, Jambyn Batmönkh, Jeff Buckley, Jacinto Quincoces, Chiang Wei-kuo, and Shintaro Katsu.

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Among people born in China, Peng Zhen ranks 561 out of 1,186Before him are Zhang Zeduan (1085), Xu Wei (1521), Wen Zhengming (1470), Shing-Tung Yau (1949), Liu Zhiyuan (895), and Yuan Zhen (779). After him are Lee Shau-kee (1929), Ji Kang (223), Li Hongzhi (1951), Joan Chen (1961), Boris Blacher (1903), and Jimmy Lai (1948).


Among politicians born in China, Peng Zhen ranks 316Before him are Wang Ming (1904), Sengge Rinchen (1811), Lin Sen (1868), Liu Bocheng (1892), Li Yu (937), and Liu Zhiyuan (895). After him are He Yingqin (1890), Hu Hanmin (1879), Jin of Xia (null), Leizu (null), Wang Yi (1953), and Xin Qiji (1140).