Wang Xizhi

303 - 361

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Wang Xizhi ([wǎŋ ɕí.ʈʂɻ̩́]; Chinese: 王羲之; 303 AD–361 AD) was a Chinese calligrapher, politician, general and writer during the Jin dynasty. He was best known for his mastery of Chinese calligraphy. Wang is sometimes regarded as the greatest Chinese calligrapher in Chinese history, and was a master of all forms of Chinese calligraphy, especially the running script. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Xizhi has received more than 173,535 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Wang Xizhi is the 3,028th most popular politician (down from 2,788th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from China (down from 223rd in 2019) and the 145th most popular Chinese Politician.

Wang Xizhi is most famous for his calligraphy. He was a Chinese calligrapher, painter, and scholar of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Wang Xizhi ranks 3,028 out of 15,710Before him are Maria Theresa of Austria, Yeon Gaesomun, Wilhelm Miklas, Canute VI of Denmark, Moïse Tshombe, and Philip I, Duke of Burgundy. After him are Alaeddin Pasha, Valdemar, King of Sweden, Emperor Kōrei, Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, François Vatel, and Óscar Arias.

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Among people born in 303, Wang Xizhi ranks 2Before him is Magnentius.  Among people deceased in 361, Wang Xizhi ranks 2Before him is Constantius II. After him are Mirian III of Iberia and Emperor Mu of Jin.

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Among people born in China, Wang Xizhi ranks 240 out of 1,186Before him are Jacques Mayol (1927), Emperor Hui of Jin (259), Emperor Shenzong of Song (1048), Lady Zhen (183), Zhao Bing (1271), and Chien-Shiung Wu (1912). After him are Sima Shi (208), Meng Tian (-250), Abaoji (872), Tsung-Dao Lee (1926), Xu Huang (169), and Xiao He (-257).


Among politicians born in China, Wang Xizhi ranks 145Before him are Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Zhang Xueliang (1901), Emperor Zhenzong (968), Emperor Hui of Jin (259), Emperor Shenzong of Song (1048), and Zhao Bing (1271). After him are Sima Shi (208), Abaoji (872), Xiao He (-257), Taishi Ci (166), Emperor Qinzong (1100), and Fan Li (-500).