POLITICIAN

Qin Shi Huang

258 BC - 210 BC

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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 4,984,039 page views. His biography is available in 171 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 167 in 2019). Qin Shi Huang is the 39th most popular politician (down from 36th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from China (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Politician.

Qin Shi Huang is most famous for being the first emperor of China and unifying the country.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Qin Shi Huang ranks 39 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XVI of France, Justinian I, Marcus Aurelius, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Pericles, and Huang Xianfan. After him are David, Richard III of England, Maria Theresa, Martin Van Buren, Peter the Great, and John F. Kennedy.

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Contemporaries

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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In China

Among people born in China, Qin Shi Huang ranks 4 out of 1,186Before him are Confucius (-551), Mao Zedong (1893), and Huang Xianfan (1899). After him are Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).

Among POLITICIANS In China

Among politicians born in China, Qin Shi Huang ranks 3Before him are Mao Zedong (1893) and Huang Xianfan (1899). After him are Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).