Xiahou Yuan

200 - 219

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Xiahou Yuan () (died c.February 219), courtesy name Miaocai, was a Chinese military general and politician serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He is known for his exploits in western China (in parts of present-day Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi provinces) in the 210s, during which he defeated Cao Cao's rivals Ma Chao and Han Sui in Liang Province and the surrounding areas, and forced several Di and Qiang tribal peoples into submission. He was killed in action at the Battle of Mount Dingjun while defending Hanzhong Commandery from attacks by a rival warlord Liu Bei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xiahou Yuan has received more than 189,843 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Xiahou Yuan is the 448th most popular military personnel (down from 384th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from China (down from 250th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Xiahou Yuan is most famous for being a military general in the Three Kingdoms period.

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Over the past year Xiahou Yuan has had the most page views in the with 36,380 views, followed by Japanese (33,852), and English (17,938). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Min Nan (70.30%), Cantonese (57.04%), and Serbo-Croatian (51.05%)


Among military personnels, Xiahou Yuan ranks 448 out of 2,058Before him are Erich Kempka, Muqali, Vjekoslav Luburić, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Armando Diaz, and Guillaume Brune. After him are Charles Sweeney, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Viktor Lutze, George I Rákóczi, and Xu Chu.

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Among people born in 200, Xiahou Yuan ranks 19Before him are Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Zhang Jue, Wei Yan, Sasan, Paul of Samosata, and Tatiana of Rome. After him are Xu Chu, Artabanus IV of Parthia, Bhāsa, Claudius Aelianus, Yu Jin, and Lucius Artorius Castus. Among people deceased in 219, Xiahou Yuan ranks 1After him are Zhang Zhongjing, Liu Zhang, and Pang De.

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In China

Among people born in China, Xiahou Yuan ranks 303 out of 1,610Before him are Taishi Ci (166), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Ge Hong (284), Yuan Chonghuan (1584), Emperor Duzong (1240), and Pu Songling (1640). After him are Fan Li (-500), Xi Zhongxun (1913), Emperor Zhang of Han (57), Emperor Jingzong of Liao (948), Xu Chu (200), and Bogd Khan (1869).


Among military personnels born in China, Xiahou Yuan ranks 29Before him are Zhang He (167), Cao Ren (168), Gan Ning (175), Xu Huang (169), He Jin (135), and Yoshiko Kawashima (1907). After him are Xu Chu (200), Lian Po (-250), Yu Jin (200), Qi Jiguang (1527), Ma Dai (183), and Gao Shun (200).