Wu Zetian

624 - 705

Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian (17 February 624 – 16 December 705), alternatively named Wu Zhao, Wu Hou, and during the later Tang dynasty as Tian Hou, was the de facto ruler of China, first through her husband the Emperor Gaozong and then through her sons the Emperors Zhongzong and Ruizong, from 665 to 690. She subsequently became empress regnant of the Zhou dynasty (周) of China, ruling from 690 to 705. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wu Zetian has received more than 2,754,323 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 343rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Wu Zetian ranks 340 out of 14,801Before her are Safiye Sultan, Sitting Bull, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Xi Jinping, Semiramis, and Abdelaziz Bouteflika. After her are Alp Arslan, Stephen I of Hungary, Ferdinand I of Austria, Charles I of Austria, Joachim Murat, and Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 624, Wu Zetian ranks 2Before her is Hasan ibn Ali. After her are Yazdegerd III, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, and Adomnán. Among people deceased in 705, Wu Zetian ranks 1After her are Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Pope John VI, Leontios, Tiberius III, Lambert of Maastricht, and Aldfrith of Northumbria.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wu Zetian ranks 24 out of 921Before her are Liu Bei (161), Zhuge Liang (181), Guan Yu (162), Xuanzang (602), Mencius (-372), and Xi Jinping (1953). After her are Ip Man (1893), Du Fu (712), Kangxi Emperor (1654), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), and Zhuang Zhou (-369).


Among politicians born in China, Wu Zetian ranks 11Before her are Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), and Xi Jinping (1953). After her are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Yongle Emperor (1360), Zhou Enlai (1898), and Hongwu Emperor (1328).

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