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Shen Buhai

385 BC - 337 BC

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Shen Buhai (Chinese: 申不害; c. 400 BC – c. 337 BC) was a Chinese essayist, philosopher, and politician. He served as Chancellor of the Han state under Marquis Zhao of Han for fifteen years, from 354 BC to 337 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shen Buhai has received more than 94,558 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Shen Buhai is the 615th most popular philosopher (up from 644th in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from China (up from 488th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Shen Buhai ranks 615 out of 1,081Before him are Yves Bonnefoy, John Austin, Aeschines of Sphettus, David Hartley, Polemon, and R. G. Collingwood. After him are Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cristoforo Landino, Abraham Isaac Kook, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Maximus Planudes, and Georges Politzer.

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Among people born in 385 BC, Shen Buhai ranks 2Before him is Heraclides Ponticus. After him is Mazaeus. Among people deceased in 337 BC, Shen Buhai ranks 2Before him is Timoleon. After him is Ariobarzanes II of Cius.

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In China

Among people born in China, Shen Buhai ranks 486 out of 1,392Before him are Liu Xiang (-77), Guo Moruo (1892), Chen Yun (1905), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Octar (350), and Zhong Yao (151). After him are Chen Cheng (1897), He Zizhen (1910), Feng Guozhang (1859), Yen Chia-kan (1905), Liu Xin (-50), and Shiing-Shen Chern (1911).


Among philosophers born in China, Shen Buhai ranks 28Before him are Liu Bowen (1311), Huiyuan (334), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Zhang Daoling (34), and Hu Shih (1891). After him are Cheng Yi (1033), Wang Bi (226), Yang Xiong (-53), Li Zhi (1527), Zhang Zai (1020), and Cheng Hao (1032).