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Sun Yat-sen

1866 - 1925

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Sun Yat-sen (; also known by several other names; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese statesman, physician, and political philosopher, who served as the first provisional 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 5,248,414 page views. His biography is available in 117 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 114 in 2019). Sun Yat-sen is the 139th most popular politician (down from 137th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from China (up from 12th in 2019) 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 139 out of 15,577Before him are Murad II, George W. Bush, Deng Xiaoping, Harry S. Truman, Henry V of England, and Abdul Hamid II. After him are Şehzade Mustafa, Augusto Pinochet, Hulagu Khan, Richard Nixon, Osman II, and Vespasian.

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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, Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Beatrix Potter, Aby Warburg, and Giovanni Agnelli. Among people deceased in 1925, Sun Yat-sen ranks 1After him are Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, Friedrich Ebert, Gottlob Frege, Alexandra of Denmark, Henri Fayol, William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, and Josef Breuer.

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Among people born in China, Sun Yat-sen ranks 10 out of 1,392Before him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-544), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), and Deng Xiaoping (1904). After him are Kublai Khan (1215), Sima Qian (-145), Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), and Empress Dowager Cixi (1835).


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), Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), and Qianlong Emperor (1711).