Sun Simiao

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Sun Simiao (traditional Chinese: 孫思邈; simplified Chinese: 孙思邈; pinyin: Sūn Sīmiǎo; Wade–Giles: Sun Ssu-miao; died 682) was a Chinese physician and writer of the Sui and Tang dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sun Simiao has received more than 141,067 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sun Simiao is the 251st most popular physician (up from 296th in 2019), the 504th most popular biography from China (up from 550th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Chinese Physician.

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  • 57.44

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  • 23

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  • 3.98

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  • 2.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among physicians, Sun Simiao ranks 251 out of 726Before him are Duchenne de Boulogne, Ernst Gräfenberg, Henry Heimlich, Robert Lefkowitz, François Magendie, and Horst Schumann. After him are William Chester Minor, John O'Keefe, Edward Bach, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Christian Bohr, and Torsten Wiesel.

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Among people born in 581, Sun Simiao ranks 3Before him are Zayd ibn Harithah, and Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba. After him is Utba ibn Ghazwan. Among people deceased in 682, Sun Simiao ranks 2Before him is Zaynab bint Ali. After him are Bojang of Goguryeo, and Cadwaladr.

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In China

Among people born in China, Sun Simiao ranks 504 out of 1,610Before him are Mei Lanfang (1894), Yao Wenyuan (1931), Zuo Zongtang (1812), T. V. Soong (1894), Dong Qichang (1555), and Zhang Xun (1854). After him are Shen Yue (441), Zhang Chunqiao (1917), Mao Dun (1896), Cao Kun (1862), Zhu Yujian (1602), and Chen Kaige (1952).


Among physicians born in China, Sun Simiao ranks 5Before him are Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Hua Tuo (200), Zhang Zhongjing (150), and Li Shizhen (1517). After him are Bian Que (-401), Andrew Yao (1946), Zhong Nanshan (1936), and Liang Wudong (1959).