Wang Zhengjun

71 BC - 13

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Wang Zhengjun (Chinese: 王政君; 71 BC – 13 AD), officially Empress Xiaoyuan (孝元皇后), later and more commonly known as Grand Empress Dowager Wang, born in Yuancheng (modern Handan, Hebei), was an empress during the Western Han dynasty of China, who played important roles during the reigns of five successive Han emperors (her husband, son, two stepgrandsons, and stepgreat-grandnephew) and later (according to traditional historians, unwittingly) led to the usurpation of the throne by her nephew Wang Mang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Zhengjun has received more than 39,523 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Wang Zhengjun is the 5,711th most popular politician (down from 5,199th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from China (down from 394th in 2019) and the 251st most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Wang Zhengjun ranks 5,711 out of 15,710Before her are Ishpuini of Urartu, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Emperor Go-Reizei, Mihai Antonescu, Andrew Báthory, and Seonjong of Goryeo. After her are Mahaut, Countess of Artois, Heraclius II of Georgia, Witteric, Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, Arsaces II of Parthia, and Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick.

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Among people born in 71 BC, Wang Zhengjun ranks 1 Among people deceased in 13, Wang Zhengjun ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Wang Zhengjun ranks 434 out of 1,186Before her are Sima Xiangru (-179), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Chen Sheng (-250), Watchman Nee (1903), Di Yi (-1200), and Yuen Siu-tien (1912). After her are Prince Gong (1833), Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285), Demchugdongrub (1902), Yao Wenyuan (1931), Bo Xilai (1949), and Lu Ban (-507).


Among politicians born in China, Wang Zhengjun ranks 251Before her are Emperor Yizong of Tang (833), Guo Moruo (1892), Emperor Houshao of Han (null), Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme (1910), Tonyukuk (646), and Di Yi (-1200). After her are Prince Gong (1833), Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285), Demchugdongrub (1902), Yao Wenyuan (1931), Bo Xilai (1949), and Feng Guozhang (1859).