Wang Hongwen

1935 - 1992

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Wang Hongwen (6 December 1935 – 3 August 1992) was a Chinese labour activist and politician who was the youngest member of the "Gang of Four". He rose to prominence during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), after organizing the Shanghai People's Commune, to become one of the foremost members of national leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). At the pinnacle of his power he was the second Vice Chairman of the CCP, and ranked third in the Communist Party's hierarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Hongwen has received more than 271,219 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Wang Hongwen is the 8,363rd most popular politician (down from 7,265th in 2019), the 599th most popular biography from China (down from 522nd in 2019) and the 339th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Wang Hongwen ranks 8,363 out of 19,576Before him are Kilij Arslan III, Baldwin Lonsdale, Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Stefan Stambolov, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, and Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Mariano Rumor, John I, Duke of Brittany, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, Wang Ming, Željko Komšić, and Raymond du Puy.

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Among people born in 1935, Wang Hongwen ranks 137Before him are Kurt Westergaard, Samak Sundaravej, Peter Boyle, Akgün Kaçmaz, Orlando Peçanha, and Esther Vilar. After him are Tamara Smirnova, Helmut Lachenmann, Inger Christensen, Charles Koch, Kenneth Tsang, and Hans Tilkowski. Among people deceased in 1992, Wang Hongwen ranks 88Before him are Dick York, Ajahn Chah, Muhammad Asad, Richard Brooks, Jean Dieudonné, and Audre Lorde. After him are Arpad Elo, Josy Barthel, Fritz Leiber, Giorgio Perlasca, Jeff Porcaro, and Yang Kyoungjong.

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Among people born in China, Wang Hongwen ranks 599 out of 1,610Before him are Jin Midi (-134), Li Zhi (1527), Ban Biao (3), Zheng Jing (1642), Na Moon-hee (1941), and Zhu Shijie (1249). After him are Wang Ming (1904), Emperor Xiaowu of Jin (362), Sengge Rinchen (1811), Zhang Ziyi (1979), Ding Ruchang (1836), and Yan Zhenqing (709).


Among politicians born in China, Wang Hongwen ranks 339Before him are Charlie Soong (1861), Hu Hanmin (1879), Kang Sheng (1898), Jin Midi (-134), Ban Biao (3), and Zheng Jing (1642). After him are Wang Ming (1904), Emperor Xiaowu of Jin (362), Sengge Rinchen (1811), Yan Zhenqing (709), Jia Yi (-200), and Liu Bocheng (1892).