Shunzhi Emperor

1638 - 1661

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The Shunzhi Emperor (15 March 1638 – 5 February 1661) was the second Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the first Qing emperor to rule over China proper, reigned 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 607,334 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Shunzhi Emperor is the 721st most popular politician (down from 644th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from China (down from 47th in 2019) and the 28th 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 721 out of 15,710. Before him are Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Christian X of Denmark, Al-Ma'mun, Hong Taiji, Charles XIII of Sweden, and Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, Turhan Hatice Sultan, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Cao Pi, James Monroe, and Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

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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, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Emperor Go-Sai, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Carlo Fontana. Among people deceased in 1661, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 2Before him is Cardinal Mazarin. After him are Girard Desargues, Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Vasile Lupu, Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias, Louis Couperin, Jan Fyt, Andrea Sacchi, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Zheng Zhilong, and Martino Martini.

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Among people born in China, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 50 out of 1,186. Before him are Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Sun Quan (182), Nurhaci (1559), Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), and Hong Taiji (1592). After him are Cao Pi (187), Zhao Yun (168), Xiang Yu (-232), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Jiaqing Emperor (1760), and Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566).


Among politicians born in China, Shunzhi Emperor ranks 28Before him are Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Sun Quan (182), Nurhaci (1559), Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), and Hong Taiji (1592). After him are Cao Pi (187), Xiang Yu (-232), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), and Guangxu Emperor (1871).