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Wei Zhongxian

1568 - 1627

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Wei Zhongxian (1568 – December 12, 1627), born Wei Si (魏四), was a Chinese court eunuch who lived in the late Ming dynasty. As a eunuch he used the name Li Jinzhong (李进忠). He is considered by most historians as the most notorious eunuch in Chinese history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wei Zhongxian has received more than 204,643 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Wei Zhongxian is the 5,057th most popular politician (down from 3,527th in 2019), the 376th most popular biography from China (down from 278th in 2019) and the 233rd most popular Chinese Politician.

Wei Zhongxian is most famous for his poetry.

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Among politicians, Wei Zhongxian ranks 5,057 out of 15,577Before him are Philip I Philadelphus, Emperor Shengzong of Liao, Carl Bildt, Aristobulus I, Julius Schaub, and Wu Qi. After him are Antipope Constantine II, Ka, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Tokugawa Iemochi, Kong Rong, and Hastein.

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Among people born in 1568, Wei Zhongxian ranks 6Before him are Pope Urban VIII, Tommaso Campanella, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Aloysius Gonzaga, and Gunilla Bielke. After him are Adriano Banchieri, Virginia de' Medici, Giuseppe Cesari, Anna Vasa of Sweden, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, and Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza. Among people deceased in 1627, Wei Zhongxian ranks 6Before him are Jahangir, Tianqi Emperor, Luis de Góngora, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, and Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Francesco Maria del Monte, Frederick de Houtman, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, and Olivier van Noort.

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Among people born in China, Wei Zhongxian ranks 376 out of 1,392Before him are Prince Gong (1833), 11th Dalai Lama (1838), Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür (1304), Li Dazhao (1889), Liang Qichao (1873), and Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809). After him are Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Kong Rong (153), Pan Geng (-1500), Jin Youzhi (1918), Gu Kaizhi (345), and Deng Ai (197).


Among politicians born in China, Wei Zhongxian ranks 233Before him are Zhong Hui (225), Emperor Xizong of Tang (862), Prince Gong (1833), Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür (1304), Li Dazhao (1889), and Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809). After him are Kong Rong (153), Pan Geng (-1500), Jin Youzhi (1918), Wei Zheng (580), Emperor Zhi of Han (138), and Zhuge Zhan (227).