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, c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wu Cheng'en has received more than 256,676 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Wu Cheng'en is the 460th most popular writer (down from 432nd in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from China (down from 96th 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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  • 260k

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  • 74.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Wu Cheng'en ranks 460 out of 5,794Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Herta Müller, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Harold Pinter, and Tulsidas. After him are Thomas Paine, Statius, J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, Valmiki, and Theodore Dreiser.

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Among people born in 1500, Wu Cheng'en ranks 5Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Mahidevran, Rüstem Pasha, and Benvenuto Cellini. After him are Gülfem Hatun, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Fatma Sultan, Hernando de Soto, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, and Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Among people deceased in 1582, Wu Cheng'en ranks 4Before him are Teresa of Ávila, Oda Nobunaga, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba. After him are Akechi Mitsuhide, Altan Khan, Takeda Katsuyori, Mori Ranmaru, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Zhang Juzheng, Charlotte of Bourbon, and Oda Nobutada.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wu Cheng'en ranks 99 out of 1,186Before him are Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Yang Shangkun (1907), Sun Jian (155), Qin Er Shi (-229), Yuan Shao (154), and Emperor Yang of Sui (569). After him are Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Jingtai Emperor (1428), Soong Ching-ling (1893), and Zhao Ziyang (1919).

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), Mo Yan (1955), Wang Wei (699), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), Jin Yong (1924), and Zhang Sanfeng (1200).