Qin Er Shi

229 BC - 207 BC

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Qin Er Shi (Chinese: 秦二世; lit. 'Second Generation of the Qin'; 231/222 – October 207 BCE) was the second emperor of the Qin dynasty from 210 to 207 BCE. The son of Qin Shi Huang, he was born as Ying Huhai. He was put on the throne by Li Si and Zhao Gao, circumventing Fusu, Ying's brother and the designated heir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qin Er Shi has received more than 523,766 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Qin Er Shi is the 1,331st most popular politician (up from 1,380th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from China (up from 100th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Chinese Politician.

Qin Er Shi was the emperor of China from 210 to 207 BC. He is most famous for his reign and for the reforms he instituted.

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Among politicians, Qin Er Shi ranks 1,331 out of 15,710Before him are La Malinche, Libius Severus, Frederick I of Denmark, Tancred, Prince of Galilee, Theodor Heuss, and Lucullus. After him are Harald Hardrada, Makarios III, Creon, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Ahaz, and Berengar I of Italy.

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Among people born in 229 BC, Qin Er Shi ranks 1After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Titus Quinctius Flamininus, and Quintus Marcius Philippus. Among people deceased in 207 BC, Qin Er Shi ranks 1After him are Zhao Gao, An Dương Vương, and Machanidas.

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Among people born in China, Qin Er Shi ranks 96 out of 1,186Before him are 13th Dalai Lama (1876), 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), Hua Tuo (200), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Yang Shangkun (1907), and Sun Jian (155). After him are Yuan Shao (154), Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), and Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5).


Among politicians born in China, Qin Er Shi ranks 57Before him are Shang Yang (-390), Yang Guifei (719), Fuxi (-2900), 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), and Yang Shangkun (1907). After him are Yuan Shao (154), Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), and Jingtai Emperor (1428).