Sun Yat-sen

1866 - 1925

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Sun Yat-sen (; born Sun Deming; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese statesman, physician, and political philosopher, who served as the provisional first president of the Republic of China and the first leader of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China). He is called the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China, and the "Forerunner of the Revolution" in the People's Republic of China for his instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution. Sun is unique among 20th-century Chinese leaders for being widely revered in both mainland China and Taiwan.Sun is considered to be one of the greatest leaders of modern China, but his political life was one of constant struggle and frequent exile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sun Yat-sen has received more than 4,022,553 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Sun Yat-sen is the 137th most popular politician (up from 154th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from China and the 5th most popular Chinese Politician.

Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary who led the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and became the first president of the Republic of China.

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Among politicians, Sun Yat-sen ranks 137 out of 15,710Before him are Amenhotep III, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mehmed III, Skanderbeg, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Simón Bolívar, Richard Nixon, Bayezid I, Kublai Khan, Darius III, and Paul von Hindenburg.

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Among people born in 1866, Sun Yat-sen ranks 2Before him is Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1925, Sun Yat-sen ranks 1After him are Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, Gottlob Frege, Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, and Mikhail Frunze.

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Among people born in China, Sun Yat-sen ranks 12 out of 1,186Before him are Sun Tzu (-543), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), and Deng Xiaoping (1904). After him are Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), and Wu Zetian (624).


Among politicians born in China, Sun Yat-sen ranks 5Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), and Deng Xiaoping (1904). After him are Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).