Sun Ce

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Sun Ce (Chinese: 孫策; pinyin: Sūn Cè; Wade–Giles: Sun1 Ts‘ê4) () (175 – 5 May 200), courtesy name Bofu, was a Chinese military general, politician, and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He was the eldest child of Sun Jian, who was killed during the Battle of Xiangyang when Sun Ce was only 16. Sun Ce then broke away from his father's overlord, Yuan Shu, and headed to the Jiangdong region in southern China to establish his own power base there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sun Ce has received more than 536,155 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Sun Ce is the 212th most popular military personnel (up from 214th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from China (down from 128th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Sun Ce was a military general who served in the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period. He is best known for his conquest of the Jiangdong region and establishing the Kingdom of Wu.

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Among military personnels, Sun Ce ranks 212 out of 2,058Before him are Lavr Kornilov, Yue Fei, George Armstrong Custer, Erhard Milch, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, and Slobodan Praljak. After him are Andranik, Muhammad bin Qasim, Han Xin, Friedrich Olbricht, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.

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Among people born in 175, Sun Ce ranks 2Before him is Zhou Yu. After him are Ammonius Saccas, Himiko, and Gan Ning. Among people deceased in 200, Sun Ce ranks 3Before him are Lucian, and Juvenal. After him are Longus, Justin, Emperor Chūai, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Vologases III of Parthia, Artemidorus, Soranus of Ephesus, and Babrius.

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Among people born in China, Sun Ce ranks 146 out of 1,610Before him are Emperor Jing of Han (-188), King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Emperor Hui of Han (-210), Tang of Shang (-1601), Cao Rui (205), and Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656). After him are Zhengde Emperor (1491), Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Faxian (340), Han Xin (-231), Li Xiannian (1909), and Huo Yuanjia (1868).


Among military personnels born in China, Sun Ce ranks 12Before him are Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Zhao Yun (168), Bai Qi (-250), Sun Jian (155), and Yue Fei (1142). After him are Han Xin (-231), Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), Zhang Liao (169), Jiang Wei (202), and Xiahou Dun (155).