Sima Xiangru

179 BC - 117 BC

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Sima Xiangru (pronounced [sɹ̩́mà ɕjáŋɻǔ], Chinese: 司馬相如; c. 179 – 117 BC) was a Chinese musician, poet, and politician who lived during the Western Han dynasty. Sima is a significant figure in the history of Classical Chinese poetry, and is generally regarded as the greatest of all composers of Chinese fu rhapsodies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sima Xiangru has received more than 52,340 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sima Xiangru is the 1,438th most popular writer (up from 1,569th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from China (up from 428th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Sima Xiangru ranks 1,438 out of 5,755Before him are Blaise de Vigenère, Léo Taxil, James Murray, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Paul Rée, and Maurice Barrès. After him are Arnold van Gennep, Dositej Obradović, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Georges Feydeau, and Du Mu.

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Among people born in 179 BC, Sima Xiangru ranks 2Before him is Dong Zhongshu.  Among people deceased in 117 BC, Sima Xiangru ranks 2Before him is Huo Qubing. After him is Hiempsal I.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sima Xiangru ranks 400 out of 1,392Before him are Liu Bowen (1311), Seiji Ozawa (1935), Zhu Yousong (1607), Huo Guang (-150), Qiu Jin (1875), and Zhao Mengfu (1254). After him are Princess Wencheng (628), Du Mu (803), Gegeen Khan (1302), Huiyuan (334), Wen Tianxiang (1236), and Han Gan (706).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Sima Xiangru ranks 28Before him are Meng Haoran (690), Pu Songling (1640), Shi Nai'an (1296), Lu Yu (733), Liang Qichao (1873), and Qiu Jin (1875). After him are Du Mu (803), Wen Tianxiang (1236), J. G. Ballard (1930), Ba Jin (1904), Gampopa (1079), and Li Qingzhao (1084).