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Wu Zixu

526 BC - 483 BC

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Note: names are in simplified characters followed by traditional and Pinyin transliteration.Wu Yun (died 484 BC), better known by his courtesy name Zixu, was a Chinese military general and politician of the Wu kingdom in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 BC). Since his death, he has evolved into a model of loyalty in Chinese culture. He is the best known historical figure with the Chinese family name "Wu" (伍). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wu Zixu has received more than 112,535 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Wu Zixu is the 3,467th most popular politician (down from 3,288th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from China (up from 259th in 2019) and the 164th most popular Chinese Politician.

Wu Zixu is most famous for his opposition to the Qin dynasty. He was a nobleman from the state of Chu, and he led an army to stop the Qin Dynasty from conquering Chu. Wu Zixu was eventually killed by the Qin Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Wu Zixu ranks 3,467 out of 15,577Before her are Isaac Herzog, Adad-nirari II, Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Pervez Musharraf, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba. After her are Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Hisham I of Córdoba, Ulrich von Jungingen, and Suleiman of Persia.

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Among people born in 526 BC, Wu Zixu ranks 1 Among people deceased in 483 BC, Wu Zixu ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Wu Zixu ranks 257 out of 1,392Before her are Xiahou Yuan (200), Zhang Gaoli (1946), Tao Yuanming (365), Ban Chao (32), Emperor Zhezong (1076), and Gong Li (1965). After her are Fan Li (-500), Zhang He (167), Emperor Huan of Han (132), Emperor Ping of Han (-9), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), and Guan Zhong (-720).


Among politicians born in China, Wu Zixu ranks 164Before her are Xiao He (-257), Liu Bian (176), Zaifeng, Prince Chun (1883), Emperor Ai of Tang (892), Zhang Gaoli (1946), and Emperor Zhezong (1076). After her are Fan Li (-500), Emperor Huan of Han (132), Emperor Ping of Han (-9), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), Emperor Duzong (1240), and Emperor Ai of Han (-27).