Sun Yat-sen

1866 - 1925

Sun Yat-sen

Sun Yat-sen (; born Sun Wen; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese philosopher, physician, and politician, 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 referred as the "Father of the Nation" in the 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 3,371,235 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sun Yat-sen ranks 154 out of 14,801Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Darius III, Reinhard Heydrich, Louis IX of France, Francis I of France, and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Caracalla, Hulagu Khan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Oliver Cromwell, and Maximilien Robespierre.

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

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In China

Among people born in China, Sun Yat-sen ranks 12 out of 921Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Jackie Chan (1954). After him are Kublai Khan (1215), Sima Qian (-145), Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), and Liu Bei (161).


Among politicians born in China, Sun Yat-sen ranks 5Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), and Deng Xiaoping (1904). After him are Kublai Khan (1215), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

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