Taichang Emperor

1582 - 1620

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The Taichang Emperor (Chinese: 泰昌帝; pinyin: Tàichāng Dì; 28 August 1582 – 26 September 1620), personal name Zhu Changluo (Chinese: 朱常洛), was the 15th Emperor of the Ming dynasty. He was the eldest son of the Wanli Emperor and succeeded his father as emperor in 1620. However, his reign came to an abrupt end less than one month after his coronation when he was found dead one morning in the palace following a bout of diarrhea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taichang Emperor has received more than 188,837 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Taichang Emperor is the 1,976th most popular politician (up from 1,978th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from China and the 99th most popular Chinese Politician.

Taichang Emperor is most famous for his contributions to the arts. He was a great patron of the arts and encouraged the development of literature, painting, and calligraphy.

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Among politicians, Taichang Emperor ranks 1,976 out of 15,710Before him are François Ravaillac, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Talal of Jordan, Jürgen Stroop, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and François Darlan. After him are Richard II, Duke of Normandy, King Wen of Zhou, Austen Chamberlain, Maria Luisa of Spain, Babrak Karmal, and Charles III, Duke of Bourbon.

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Among people born in 1582, Taichang Emperor ranks 3Before him are Frans Hals and Gregorio Allegri. After him are Dmitry of Uglich, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Giovanni Lanfranco, David Teniers the Elder, Bartolomeo Manfredi, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Sigismondo d'India, and Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach. Among people deceased in 1620, Taichang Emperor ranks 5Before him are Simon Stevin, Wanli Emperor, Mahfiruz Hatun, and William Adams. After him are Stanisław Żółkiewski, Louise de Coligny, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, and Thomas Campion.

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Among people born in China, Taichang Emperor ranks 156 out of 1,186Before him are Songtsen Gampo (604), Jiang Wei (202), Wang Jingwei (1883), Xiahou Dun (155), Sun Bin (-401), and Wu Sangui (1612). After him are King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Kumārajīva (343), Li Ka-shing (1928), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), and Pang Tong (179).


Among politicians born in China, Taichang Emperor ranks 99Before him are Hongzhi Emperor (1470), Di Renjie (630), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), Diaochan (null), Songtsen Gampo (604), and Wang Jingwei (1883). After him are King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), and Wen Jiabao (1942).