Xu Huang

169 - 227

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Xu Huang (pronunciation ) (died 227), courtesy name Gongming, was a Chinese military general serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He later served in the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period under the first two rulers, Cao Pi and Cao Rui, before his death at the start of Cao Rui's reign. Xu Huang is best noted for breaking the siege at the Battle of Fancheng in 219 by routing the enemy commander Guan Yu on the field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xu Huang has received more than 120,268 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Xu Huang is the 354th most popular military personnel (down from 307th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from China (down from 210th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Xu huang is most famous for being the God of War in Chinese mythology.

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Among military personnels, Xu Huang ranks 354 out of 1,466Before him are Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Giovanni Messe, Shoichi Yokoi, Meng Tian, Jonas Savimbi, and Emilio De Bono. After him are Johannes Frießner, Qutayba ibn Muslim, Henri Giraud, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet.

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Among people born in 169, Xu Huang ranks 2Before him is Zhang Liao. After him is Empress Jingū. Among people deceased in 227, Xu Huang ranks 1After him is Sansang of Goguryeo.

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Among people born in China, Xu Huang ranks 245 out of 1,186Before him are Chien-Shiung Wu (1912), Wang Xizhi (303), Sima Shi (208), Meng Tian (-250), Abaoji (872), and Tsung-Dao Lee (1926). After him are Xiao He (-257), Taishi Ci (166), Ban Gu (32), Emperor Qinzong (1100), Fan Li (-500), and Jiang Ziya (-1090).


Among military personnels born in China, Xu Huang ranks 25Before him are Huang Zhong (148), Lü Meng (178), Gan Ning (175), Cao Ren (168), Xiahou Yuan (200), and Meng Tian (-250). After him are Zhang He (167), Ban Chao (32), Gao Shun (200), Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), Yu Jin (200), and Qi Jiguang (1527).