Sun Jian

155 - 191

Sun Jian

Sun Jian (Chinese: 孫堅; pinyin: Sūn Jiān) (pronunciation ) (155–191), courtesy name Wentai, was a military general 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 272,560 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 143rd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Sun Jian ranks 143 out of 1,194Before him are Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Desmond Doss, Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Hermann Fegelein, and Hasdrubal Barca. After him are Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Mardonius, Helmuth Weidling, Joachim Peiper, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Draža Mihailović.

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

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Among people born in China, Sun Jian ranks 94 out of 921Before him are Daoguang Emperor (1782), Shang Yang (-390), Yuan Shao (154), Sun Ce (175), Zhao Ziyang (1919), and Emperor Wen of Sui (541). After him are Dorgon (1612), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Jianwen Emperor (1377), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Walter Houser Brattain (1902), and Qin Er Shi (-229).


Among military personnels born in China, Sun Jian ranks 10Before him are Lü Bu (161), Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), and Sun Ce (175). After him are Yue Fei (1142), Zhang Liao (169), Xiahou Dun (155), Sun Bin (-401), Jiang Wei (202), and Huang Zhong (148).

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