Sheng Shicai

1895 - 1970

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Sheng Shicai (Chinese: 盛世才; pinyin: Shèng Shìcái; Wade–Giles: Sheng Shih-ts'ai; 3 December 1895 – 13 July 1970) was a Chinese warlord who ruled Xinjiang from 1933 to 1944. Sheng's rise to power started with a coup d'état in 1933 when he was appointed the duban or Military Governor of Xinjiang. His rule over Xinjiang is marked by close cooperation with the Soviet Union, allowing the Soviets trade monopoly and exploitation of resources, which effectively made a small part of Xinjiang a Soviet puppet state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sheng Shicai has received more than 293,441 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sheng Shicai is the 5,763rd most popular politician (up from 6,634th in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from China (up from 487th in 2019) and the 263rd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Sheng Shicai ranks 5,763 out of 15,577Before him are Tode Mongke, Oskar Lafontaine, Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham, Ōyama Iwao, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, and Agatha Barbara. After him are Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko, Kusunoki Masashige, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Neeme Järvi, Wilhelm Zaisser, and Htin Kyaw.

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Among people born in 1895, Sheng Shicai ranks 87Before him are Henry de Montherlant, Dino Grandi, Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, Princess Margaret of Denmark, Dickinson W. Richards, and Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria. After him are Matthew Ridgway, Alexander Orlov, Lewis Mumford, Kurt Schumacher, Max Koegel, and Marcel Janco. Among people deceased in 1970, Sheng Shicai ranks 70Before him are Giuseppe Ungaretti, Richard Neutra, James B. Donovan, Erle Stanley Gardner, Wilhelm Schepmann, and Théo Sarapo. After him are Zeki Velidi Togan, Agustín Muñoz Grandes, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Jan Syrový, Michał Kalecki, and Roman Ingarden.

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Among people born in China, Sheng Shicai ranks 440 out of 1,392Before him are Cao Zhang (190), Wang Zhengjun (-71), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Shih Kien (1913), Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei (408), and Yuen Woo-ping (1945). After him are Gan Ying (100), Yao Wenyuan (1931), Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), and Rebiya Kadeer (1946).


Among politicians born in China, Sheng Shicai ranks 263Before him are Langdarma (803), Cangjie (-2650), Zhang Chunqiao (1917), Cao Zhang (190), Wang Zhengjun (-71), and Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei (408). After him are Yao Wenyuan (1931), Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), Di Yi (-1200), and Emperor Wu of Song (363).