Soong Ai-ling

1888 - 1973

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Soong Ai-ling (traditional Chinese: 宋藹齡; simplified Chinese: 宋蔼龄; pinyin: Sòng Àilíng), legally Soong E-ling or Eling Soong (June 14, 1888 – October 18, 1973) was a Chinese businesswoman, the eldest of the Soong sisters and the wife of H. H. Kung (Kung Hsiang-Hsi), who was the richest man in the early 20th century Republic of China. The first character of her given name is written as 靄 (same pronunciation) in some texts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soong Ai-ling has received more than 196,954 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Soong Ai-ling is the 6,636th most popular politician (down from 6,512th in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from China (down from 448th in 2019) and the 280th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Soong Ai-ling ranks 6,636 out of 15,710Before her are Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg, Tacfarinas, Einar Gerhardsen, Kaliman I of Bulgaria, and Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol. After her are Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Emperor Junnin, Sheng Shicai, and George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Among people born in 1888, Soong Ai-ling ranks 76Before her are Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, Hans Knappertsbusch, Victor Goldschmidt, Valerian Kuybyshev, Masaharu Homma, and Clara Campoamor. After her are Alphonse Juin, Grigori Sokolnikov, Domenico Tardini, Henry A. Wallace, Chōjun Miyagi, and Gunichi Mikawa. Among people deceased in 1973, Soong Ai-ling ranks 78Before her are Frank Jack Fletcher, José Villalonga Llorente, Robert Ryan, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Merian C. Cooper, and Laurence Harvey. After her are Sessue Hayakawa, Ben Webster, Roger Williamson, Jack Hawkins, Lorenzo Fernández, and Marc Allégret.

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Among people born in China, Soong Ai-ling ranks 486 out of 1,186Before her are Liu Xin (-50), Yi Xing (683), Chen Cheng (1897), Yen Chia-kan (1905), Wang Bi (226), and Wu Daozi (680). After her are Sheng Shicai (1895), Shen Buhai (-385), Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (1235), Ban Biao (3), Liang Kai (1200), and Mei Lanfang (1894).


Among politicians born in China, Soong Ai-ling ranks 280Before her are 8th Dalai Lama (1758), Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür (1304), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Wu Peifu (1874), Chen Cheng (1897), and Yen Chia-kan (1905). After her are Sheng Shicai (1895), Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (1235), Ban Biao (3), Song Jiaoren (1882), Zhao Mengfu (1254), and T. V. Soong (1894).