Wei Yan

200 - 234

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Wei Yan (pronunciation ) (died 234), courtesy name Wenchang, was a military general of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period of China. Originally a subordinate of the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty, Wei Yan rose through the ranks and became a general when Liu Bei seized control of Yi Province (covering present-day Sichuan and Chongqing) in 214. His performance in battle helped him to become a prominent figure in the Shu military in a short period of time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wei Yan has received more than 176,591 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Wei Yan is the 2,252nd most popular politician (up from 2,338th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from China (up from 186th in 2019) and the 117th most popular Chinese Politician.

Wei yan is most famous for being a traditional Chinese medicine that is used to treat the common cold.

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Among politicians, Wei Yan ranks 2,252 out of 15,710Before him are Antiochus II Theos, Erich Koch, Inessa Armand, Sobekneferu, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, and Inge the Elder. After him are Wilhelm Marx, Phalaris, Harthacnut I of Denmark, Carlos Menem, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.

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Among people born in 200, Wei Yan ranks 14Before him are Pope Pontian, Hua Tuo, Pope Stephen I, Celsus, Athenaeus, and Marcus Claudius Tacitus. After him are Artemidorus, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Claudius Aelianus, Zhang Jue, Xiahou Yuan, and Gao Shun. Among people deceased in 234, Wei Yan ranks 3Before him are Zhuge Liang and Emperor Xian of Han.

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Among people born in China, Wei Yan ranks 183 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Je Tsongkhapa (1357), Li Peng (1928), Su Shi (1037), Tang of Shang (-1601), and Jie of Xia (-1728). After him are Lu Xun (183), Yang Chen-Ning (1922), Peng Dehuai (1898), Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Zhang Liang (-290), and Longqing Emperor (1537).


Among politicians born in China, Wei Yan ranks 117Before him are Empress Wanrong (1906), Tianqi Emperor (1605), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Li Peng (1928), Tang of Shang (-1601), and Jie of Xia (-1728). After him are Lu Xun (183), Peng Dehuai (1898), Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Zhang Liang (-290), Longqing Emperor (1537), and Emperor Dezong of Tang (742).