Qi Jiguang

1527 - 1588

Qi Jiguang

Qi Jiguang (Chinese: 戚繼光; pinyin: Qī Jìguāng; Wade–Giles: Ch'i1 Chi4-Kuang1, November 12, 1528 – January 17, 1588), courtesy name Yuanjing, art names Nantang and Mengzhu, posthumous name Wuyi, was a Chinese military general and writer of the Ming dynasty. He is best known for leading the defense on the coastal regions against wokou pirate activities in the 16th century, as well as for the reinforcement of the Great Wall of China. Qi is also known for writing the military manuals Jixiao Xinshu and Lianbing Shiji or Record of Military Training (練兵實紀), which he based on his experience as a martial educator and defensive planner in the Ming military forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qi Jiguang has received more than 180,146 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 397th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Qi Jiguang ranks 399 out of 1,194Before him are Titus Labienus, Juan Pujol García, Andrei Grechko, Leonid Govorov, Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, and Levin August von Bennigsen. After him are Richard Winters, Charles François Dumouriez, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Friedrich Dollmann, and Yu Jin.

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Among people born in 1527, Qi Jiguang ranks 6Before him are Philip II of Spain, John Dee, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Abraham Ortelius, and Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal. After him are Barbara Blomberg, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Luis de León, Li Zhi, and Łukasz Górnicki. Among people deceased in 1588, Qi Jiguang ranks 8Before him are Paolo Veronese, Frederick II of Denmark, Henry I, Duke of Guise, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, 3rd Dalai Lama, and Henri, Prince of Condé. After him are Bernardino Telesio, Johann Weyer, Alonso Sánchez Coello, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, and Giorgio Biandrata.

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Among people born in China, Qi Jiguang ranks 279 out of 921Before him are Emperor Shun of Han (115), Trưng Sisters (12), Chien-Shiung Wu (1912), Kong Rong (153), Donnie Yen (1963), and Emperor An of Han (94). After him are Emperor Duzong (1240), Edmond H. Fischer (1920), Lao She (1899), Huo Qubing (-140), Emperor Ping of Han (-9), and Yu Jin (200).


Among military personnels born in China, Qi Jiguang ranks 29Before him are Xu Huang (169), Ban Chao (32), Gao Shun (200), Meng Tian (-250), Gongsun Zan (null), and Pang De (170). After him are Yu Jin (200), Huang Gai (145), Yue Jin (200), Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), Zhou Tai (163), and Wei Qing (null).

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