Sun Jian

155 - 191

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Sun Jian (Chinese: 孫堅; pinyin: Sūn Jiān) () (155–191?), courtesy name Wentai, was a Chinese military general, politician, and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He allied himself with Yuan Shu in 190 when warlords from eastern China formed a coalition to oust Dong Zhuo, a tyrannical warlord who held the puppet Emperor Xian in his power. Although he controlled neither many troops nor much land, Sun Jian's personal bravery and resourcefulness were feared by Dong Zhuo, who placed him among Yuan Shao, Yuan Shu and Liu Biao as the most influential men at that time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sun Jian has received more than 457,730 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Sun Jian is the 204th most popular military personnel (up from 206th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from China (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Sun Jian was a general who served under the warlord Yuan Shao in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. He was known for his military victories and his death at the Battle of Wancheng.

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Over the past year Sun Jian has had the most page views in the with 54,249 views, followed by English (47,361), and Japanese (45,321). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (85.71%), Kurdish (Sorani) (54.33%), and Danish (49.85%)


Among military personnels, Sun Jian ranks 204 out of 2,058Before him are Aleksei Brusilov, Bai Qi, Maximilian von Weichs, Andrey Vlasov, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, and Oskar Dirlewanger. After him are Henning von Tresckow, Lavr Kornilov, Yue Fei, George Armstrong Custer, Erhard Milch, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski.

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Among people born in 155, Sun Jian ranks 4Before him are Cao Cao, Tertullian, and Cassius Dio. After him are Yuan Shu, Xiahou Dun, and Pabag. Among people deceased in 191, Sun Jian ranks 1After him are Bruttia Crispina, Emperor Seimu, Vologases IV, and Hua Xiong.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sun Jian ranks 133 out of 1,610Before him are Kumārajīva (343), Hong Xiuquan (1814), Bai Qi (-250), Jiang Ziya (-1090), Chenghua Emperor (1447), and Zhang Qian (-200). After him are Bai Juyi (772), Hongzhi Emperor (1470), Wang Jingwei (1883), Yue Fei (1142), Mo Yan (1955), and Yang Shangkun (1907).


Among military personnels born in China, Sun Jian ranks 10Before him are Lü Bu (161), Zhang Fei (167), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Zhao Yun (168), and Bai Qi (-250). After him are Yue Fei (1142), Sun Ce (175), Han Xin (-231), Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), and Zhang Liao (169).