Sun Jian

155 - 191

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Sun Jian (Chinese: 孫堅; pinyin: Sūn Jiān) (pronunciation ) (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 361,844 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Sun Jian is the 160th most popular military personnel (down from 143rd in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from China (down from 94th 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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Among military personnels, Sun Jian ranks 160 out of 1,466Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Walther von Reichenau, Yi Sun-sin, Gaius Julius Caesar, Amr ibn al-As, and Aleksei Brusilov. After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Draža Mihailović, Paul Hausser, Hans Krebs, Andrey Vlasov, and Alfred von Schlieffen.

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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 Bruttia Crispina, Emperor Seimu, and Vologases IV.

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Among people born in China, Sun Jian ranks 95 out of 1,186Before him are Fuxi (-2900), 13th Dalai Lama (1876), 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), Hua Tuo (200), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), and Yang Shangkun (1907). After him are Qin Er Shi (-229), Yuan Shao (154), Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Hongxi Emperor (1378), and Emperor Taizu of Song (927).


Among military personnels born in China, Sun Jian ranks 10Before him are Lü Bu (161), Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), and Zhou Yu (175). After him are Yue Fei (1142), Zhang Liao (169), Bai Qi (-250), Han Xin (-231), Jiang Wei (202), and Xiahou Dun (155).