Xianfeng Emperor

1831 - 1861

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The Xianfeng Emperor (17 July 1831 – 22 August 1861), or by temple name Emperor Wenzong of Qing (清文宗), given name Yizhu (奕詝), was the eighth Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the seventh Qing emperor to rule over China proper, reigned from 1850 to 1861. During his reign, the Qing dynasty experienced several wars and rebellions including the Taiping Rebellion, Nian Rebellion, and Second Opium War (Arrow War). He was the last Chinese emperor to have authoritarian and total executive ruling power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xianfeng Emperor has received more than 839,813 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Xianfeng Emperor is the 1,156th most popular politician (down from 1,058th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from China (down from 72nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular Politician.

The xianfeng emperor is most famous for being the emperor of China during the Taiping Rebellion.

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Among politicians, Xianfeng Emperor ranks 1,156 out of 15,577Before him are Frederick V of Denmark, Manasseh of Judah, Alexander I of Macedon, Dolores Ibárruri, Bashar al-Assad, and Casimir IV Jagiellon. After him are Amanullah Khan, Jean Monnet, Baldur von Schirach, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Roderic, and James A. Garfield.

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Among people born in 1831, Xianfeng Emperor ranks 7Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Frederick III, German Emperor, Sitting Bull, Helena Blavatsky, John Stith Pemberton, and Emperor Kōmei. After him are James A. Garfield, Cheoljong of Joseon, Leo von Caprivi, Richard Dedekind, Savitribai Phule, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. Among people deceased in 1861, Xianfeng Emperor ranks 6Before him are Albert, Prince Consort, Abdulmejid I, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Taras Shevchenko, and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. After him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pedro V of Portugal, Lola Montez, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Eugène Scribe.

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Among people born in China, Xianfeng Emperor ranks 76 out of 1,392Before him are Yu the Great (-2123), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Jianwen Emperor (1377), Zhao Yun (168), Wang Mang (-45), and Jet Li (1963). After him are Xun Kuang (-313), Emperor Wen of Sui (541), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Dong Zhuo (139), Daoguang Emperor (1782), and Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628).


Among politicians born in China, Xianfeng Emperor ranks 47Before him are Xuande Emperor (1399), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Yu the Great (-2123), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Jianwen Emperor (1377), and Wang Mang (-45). After him are Emperor Wen of Sui (541), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), and Wanli Emperor (1563).