Wen Tianxiang

1236 - 1283

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Wen Tianxiang (Chinese: 文天祥; pinyin: Wén Tiānxiáng; June 6, 1236 – January 9, 1283), noble title Duke of Xin (信國公), was a Chinese poet and politician in the last years of the Southern Song dynasty. For his resistance to Kublai Khan's invasion of the Southern Song dynasty, and for his refusal to yield to the Yuan dynasty despite being captured and tortured, he is a popular symbol of patriotism and righteousness in China. He is known as one of the 'Three Loyal Princes of the Song' (大宋三忠王), alongside Lu Xiufu and Zhang Shijie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wen Tianxiang has received more than 116,588 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Wen Tianxiang is the 1,450th most popular writer (down from 1,275th in 2019), the 395th most popular biography from China (down from 355th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Wen Tianxiang ranks 1,450 out of 5,794Before him are B. K. S. Iyengar, Margherita Sarfatti, Bruno Schulz, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Stig Dagerman, and Marcel Aymé. After him are Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Eupolis, Ono no Komachi, Aleksandr Kuprin, and Jim Thompson.

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Among people born in 1236, Wen Tianxiang ranks 3Before him are Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi and Violant of Aragon. After him are Chungnyeol of Goryeo, Leo II, King of Armenia, Jacopone da Todi, Stephen the Posthumous, and Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1283, Wen Tianxiang ranks 2Before him is Ata-Malik Juvayni. After him are Zakariya al-Qazwini, Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway, and Blanche of Navarre, Duchess of Brittany.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wen Tianxiang ranks 395 out of 1,186Before him are Ba Jin (1904), Emperor Huai of Jin (300), Li Qingzhao (1084), Daniel C. Tsui (1939), Emperor Chong of Han (143), and Gampopa (1079). After him are Run Run Shaw (1907), Yan Xishan (1883), Qian Xuesen (1911), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (810), Emperor Shang of Tang (695), and Zhang Xianzhong (1606).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Wen Tianxiang ranks 33Before him are Liang Qichao (1873), Lu Yu (733), Qiu Chuji (1148), Ba Jin (1904), Li Qingzhao (1084), and Gampopa (1079). After him are Mao Dun (1896), Du Mu (803), Sima Xiangru (-179), Watchman Nee (1903), Li Yu (1610), and Lu You (1125).