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 (July 15, 1889 – 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 212,532 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Soong Ai-ling is the 7,235th most popular politician (down from 6,629th in 2019), the 518th most popular biography from China (down from 486th in 2019) and the 308th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Soong Ai-ling ranks 7,235 out of 15,577Before her are René Viviani, William, Prince of Hohenzollern, Tahurwaili, Agila I, Count Theodosius, and Emile Vandervelde. After her are Eduard Meyer, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Emperor Mu of Jin, Emperor Shirakawa, Jesualdo Ferreira, and Moisei Uritsky.

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Among people born in 1888, Soong Ai-ling ranks 81Before her are Prince Axel of Denmark, Masaharu Homma, Fritz Reiner, Clara Campoamor, Grigori Sokolnikov, and Gunichi Mikawa. After her are Victor Goldschmidt, Hans Richter, Du Yuesheng, Paul Morand, Alphonse Juin, and Ramón Gómez de la Serna. Among people deceased in 1973, Soong Ai-ling ranks 81Before her are Robert Smithson, Hans Globke, Merian C. Cooper, Bruno Maderna, Clas Thunberg, and Sessue Hayakawa. After her are Jack Hawkins, Marc Allégret, Jarno Saarinen, Bobby Darin, Nikos Zachariadis, and Helen Parkhurst.

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Among people born in China, Soong Ai-ling ranks 518 out of 1,392Before her are Yi Xing (683), Zhou Yongkang (1942), Cheng Yi (1033), Liang Kai (1200), Shangguan Wan'er (664), and Fan Zhongyan (989). After her are Wu Peifu (1874), Sergei Stepashin (1952), Cao Kun (1862), Du Yuesheng (1888), Wang Hongwen (1935), and Zhang Zeduan (1085).


Among politicians born in China, Soong Ai-ling ranks 308Before her are Bai Chongxi (1893), Liu Penzi (11), Song Jiaoren (1882), Man Chong (209), Zhou Yongkang (1942), and Shangguan Wan'er (664). After her are Wu Peifu (1874), Sergei Stepashin (1952), Cao Kun (1862), Wang Hongwen (1935), H. H. Kung (1881), and Fang Xuanling (578).