Soong Mei-ling

1897 - 2003

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Soong Mei-ling or, legally, Soong May-ling (Chinese: 宋美齡; pinyin: Sòng Měilíng; March 5, 1898 – October 23, 2003), also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang, was a Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China, the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. Soong played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China and was the sister-in-law of Sun Yat-sen, the founder and the leader of the Republic of China. She was active in the civic life of her country and held many honorary and active positions, including chairwoman of Fu Jen Catholic University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soong Mei-ling has received more than 982,656 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Soong Mei-ling is the 1,609th most popular politician (up from 1,612th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from China (up from 119th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Chinese Politician.

Soong Mei-ling was the wife of Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of the Republic of China from 1928 to 1975. She served as the Vice President of the Republic of China from 1948 to 1976.

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Among politicians, Soong Mei-ling ranks 1,609 out of 15,710Before her are Afonso III of Portugal, Maria Josepha of Austria, Constantine X Doukas, Vladimir II Monomakh, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, and Louise Mountbatten. After her are Leonid Kuchma, Ricimer, Cao Rui, Sasaki Kojirō, Karađorđe, and Kamehameha I.

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Among people born in 1897, Soong Mei-ling ranks 25Before her are Louis Aragon, Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Ferenc Szálasi, Thích Quảng Đức, and Yun Posun. After her are Kurt Daluege, Hasso von Manteuffel, Otto Strasser, Karl-Otto Koch, Paul Delvaux, and Karl Gebhardt. Among people deceased in 2003, Soong Mei-ling ranks 18Before her are Edward Teller, Edward Said, Ilya Prigogine, Robert Kardashian, Elia Kazan, and Maurice Gibb. After her are Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Otto Günsche, Gianni Agnelli, Leopoldo Galtieri, Maurice Blanchot, and Compay Segundo.

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Among people born in China, Soong Mei-ling ranks 113 out of 1,186Before her are Jiajing Emperor (1507), Zhang Qian (-200), Chenghua Emperor (1447), Dorgon (1612), An Lushan (702), and Lin Biao (1907). After her are Cao Rui (205), Li Zicheng (1606), Wong Fei-hung (1925), Empress Lü (-241), Bao Zheng (999), and Luo Guanzhong (1330).


Among politicians born in China, Soong Mei-ling ranks 72Before her are Emperor Xian of Han (181), Jiajing Emperor (1507), Chenghua Emperor (1447), Dorgon (1612), An Lushan (702), and Lin Biao (1907). After her are Cao Rui (205), Li Zicheng (1606), Empress Lü (-241), Bao Zheng (999), Li Xiannian (1909), and Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656).