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Wu Cheng'en

1500 - 1582

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Wu Cheng'en (traditional Chinese: 吳承恩; simplified Chinese: 吴承恩; pinyin: Wú Chéng'ēn; Wade–Giles: Wu2 Ch‘êng2-ên1; Jyutping: Ng4 Sing4 Jan1, c. 1500–1582 or 1505–1580), courtesy name Ruzhong (汝忠), was a Chinese novelist, poet, and politician during the Ming Dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wu Cheng'en has received more than 293,036 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Wu Cheng'en is the 464th most popular writer (down from 460th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from China (down from 99th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Chinese Writer.

Wu Cheng'en is most famous for writing "Journey to the West."

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  • 67.01

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  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Wu Cheng'en ranks 464 out of 5,755Before him are Frances Hodgson Burnett, William of Rubruck, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, and Vasily Grossman. After him are Enheduanna, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Henry IV of Castile, René Guénon, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Jacques Hébert.

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Among people born in 1500, Wu Cheng'en ranks 7Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Mahidevran, Rüstem Pasha, Benvenuto Cellini, Fatma Sultan, and Gülfem Hatun. After him are Lala Mustafa Pasha, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Hernando de Soto, Al-Mutawakkil III, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and John of Ávila. Among people deceased in 1582, Wu Cheng'en ranks 4Before him are Oda Nobunaga, Teresa of Ávila, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba. After him are Akechi Mitsuhide, Altan Khan, Mori Ranmaru, Takeda Katsuyori, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Charlotte of Bourbon, Oda Nobutada, and Zhang Juzheng.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wu Cheng'en ranks 101 out of 1,392Before him are Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Soong Ching-ling (1893), Hua Tuo (200), Qu Yuan (-343), 13th Dalai Lama (1876), and Milarepa (1052). After him are Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Jingtai Emperor (1428), Lin Biao (1907), Tu Youyou (1930), Jiang Ziya (-1090), and Jiajing Emperor (1507).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Wu Cheng'en ranks 5Before him are Du Fu (712), Lu Xun (1881), Gao Xingjian (1940), and Qu Yuan (-343). After him are Luo Guanzhong (1330), Wang Wei (699), Faxian (340), Mo Yan (1955), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), and Jin Yong (1924).