1906 - 1967

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Puyi (Chinese: 溥儀; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967) was the last Emperor of China as the eleventh and final Qing dynasty ruler. Becoming the Xuantong Emperor at age two but forced to abdicate on 12 February 1912 due to the Xinhai Revolution, he later served as the nominal ruler of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo during World War II. He was briefly restored to the throne as Qing emperor by the loyalist General Zhang Xun from 1 July to 12 July 1917. He was first wed to Empress Wanrong in 1922 in an arranged marriage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Puyi has received more than 5,178,842 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Puyi is the 186th most popular politician (up from 231st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from China (up from 17th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chinese Politician.

Puyi was the last emperor of China and he is most famous for being the last emperor.

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Among politicians, Puyi ranks 186 out of 15,710Before him are Rodrigo Duterte, Mars, David Ben-Gurion, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Al Gore, and Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis Philippe I, Domitian, Francis II of France, Edward VI of England, and Harun al-Rashid.

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Among people born in 1906, Puyi ranks 4Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Adolf Eichmann, and Hannah Arendt. After him are Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1967, Puyi ranks 3Before him are Che Guevara and René Magritte. After him are Konrad Adenauer, Vivien Leigh, Edward Hopper, Ilse Koch, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Spencer Tracy, Jack Ruby, Vladimir Komarov, and Mohammad Mosaddegh.

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Among people born in China, Puyi ranks 14 out of 1,186Before him are Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), and Kublai Khan (1215). After him are Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), and Hu Jintao (1942).


Among politicians born in China, Puyi ranks 7Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), and Kublai Khan (1215). After him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), Kangxi Emperor (1654), and Qianlong Emperor (1711).