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Shunzhi Emperor

1638 - 1661

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The Shunzhi Emperor born Aisin-Gioro Fulin (15 March 1638 – 5 February 1661) was the second emperor of the Qing dynasty of China, and the first Qing emperor to rule over China proper, reigning from 1644 to 1661. A committee of Manchu princes chose him to succeed his father, Hong Taiji (1592–1643), in September 1643, when he was five years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shunzhi Emperor has received more than 919,283 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Shunzhi Emperor is the 723rd most popular politician (down from 720th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from China and the 26th most popular Chinese Politician.

Shunzhi Emperor was most famous for being the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He succeeded his father, the Shunzhi Emperor, and ruled from 1644-1661.

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Among politicians, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 723 out of 15,577Before him are Farouk of Egypt, Artemisia I of Caria, Béla IV of Hungary, Hugo Chávez, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, and Alexander Lukashenko. After him are Zacchaeus, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Frederick William II of Prussia, Hussein of Jordan, and Stanisław Leszczyński.

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Among people born in 1638, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 3Before him are Louis XIV of France and Maria Theresa of Spain. After him are Nicolas Malebranche, Nicolas Steno, Catherine of Braganza, Emperor Go-Sai, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Christoph Cellarius. Among people deceased in 1661, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 2Before him is Cardinal Mazarin. After him are Girard Desargues, Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias, Vasile Lupu, Andrea Sacchi, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jan Fyt, Louis Couperin, Martino Martini, and Zheng Zhilong.

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Among people born in China, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 50 out of 1,392Before him are Charles K. Kao (1933), Hong Taiji (1592), Lu Xun (1881), Yuan Shikai (1859), Zhu Xi (1130), and Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029). After him are Sun Quan (182), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Cao Pi (187), Sima Yi (179), and Hua Guofeng (1921).


Among politicians born in China, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 26Before him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), and Yuan Shikai (1859). After him are Sun Quan (182), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Cao Pi (187), Sima Yi (179), and Hua Guofeng (1921).