Wang Wei

699 - 759

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Wang Wei (Chinese: 王維; 699–759) was a Chinese poet, musician, painter, and politician during the Tang dynasty. He was one of the most famous men of arts and letters of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Wei has received more than 41,906 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Wang Wei is the 574th most popular writer (down from 548th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from China (down from 131st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Chinese Writer.

Wang Wei is most famous for his poetry.

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Among writers, Wang Wei ranks 574 out of 5,794Before him are Marie-Antoine Carême, Dean Koontz, Gustav Meyrink, Novatian, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Samuel Butler. After him are Francesca da Rimini, Franz Werfel, William McMaster Murdoch, Adam de la Halle, Walter Raleigh, and Juana Inés de la Cruz.

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Among people born in 699, Wang Wei ranks 1 Among people deceased in 759, Wang Wei ranks 1After him is Yusuf ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wang Wei ranks 134 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Wen of Han (-202), Zhengde Emperor (1491), Temür Khan (1265), Mo Yan (1955), Liu Shan (207), and Ma Chao (176). After him are Yu the Great (-2123), 1st Dalai Lama (1391), Li Keqiang (1955), Wang Zhaojun (-50), Zhang Liao (169), and King Wu of Zhou (-1150).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Wang Wei ranks 8Before him are Lu Xun (1881), Gao Xingjian (1940), Qu Yuan (-343), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Luo Guanzhong (1330), and Mo Yan (1955). After him are Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), Jin Yong (1924), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Su Shi (1037), and Faxian (340).