Qin Shi Huang

258 BC - 210 BC

Qin Shi Huang

Qin Shi Huang (Chinese: 秦始皇; lit.: 'First Emperor of Qin', pronunciation ; 18 February 259 BC – 10 September 210 BC) was the founder of the Qin dynasty and the first emperor of a unified China. From 247 to 221 BC he was Zheng, King of Qin (秦王政, Qín Wáng Zhèng, personal name 嬴政 Yíng Zhèng or 趙政 Zhào Zhèng). He became China's first emperor when he was 38 after the Qin had conquered all of the other Warring States and unified all of China in 221 BC. Rather than maintain the title of "king" (王 wáng) borne by the previous Shang and Zhou rulers, he ruled as the First Emperor (始皇帝) of the Qin dynasty from 221 BC to 210 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qin Shi Huang has received more than 4,741,531 page views. His biography is available in 167 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Qin Shi Huang ranks 36 out of 14,801Before him are Queen Victoria, Umar, Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Commodus. After him are Ronald Reagan, Louis XVI of France, Hurrem Sultan, Peter the Great, Leon Trotsky, and Fidel Castro.

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Among people born in 258 BC, Qin Shi Huang ranks 1 Among people deceased in 210 BC, Qin Shi Huang ranks 1After him are Meng Tian, Fusu, and Lykourgos.

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Among people born in China, Qin Shi Huang ranks 3 out of 921Before him are Confucius (-551) and Mao Zedong (1893). After him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).


Among politicians born in China, Qin Shi Huang ranks 2Before him are Mao Zedong (1893). After him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

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