Xu Wei

1521 - 1593

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Xu Wei (Chinese: 徐渭; pinyin: Xú Wèi; Wade–Giles: Hsü Wei, 1521–1593), also known as Qingteng Shanren (Chinese: 青藤山人; pinyin: Qīngténg Shānrén), was a Chinese painter, playwright, poet, and tea master during the Ming dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xu Wei has received more than 100,287 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Xu Wei is the 1,084th most popular painter (down from 938th in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from China (down from 615th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Chinese Painter.

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Among painters, Xu Wei ranks 1,084 out of 2,023Before him are Moretto da Brescia, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Bonaventura Berlinghieri, Charles Joshua Chaplin, Christiane Kubrick, and Ambrosius Benson. After him are Adolf Ziegler, François-Hubert Drouais, Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, Carlo Cignani, Antiphilus, and Daniel Chodowiecki.

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Among people born in 1521, Xu Wei ranks 8Before him are Takeda Shingen, Peter Canisius, Christina of Denmark, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu, and Andrew Avellino. After him are Richard Chancellor, Philippe de Monte, Antoine Caron, Thomas Wyatt the Younger, and Francesco Laparelli. Among people deceased in 1593, Xu Wei ranks 9Before him are Emperor Ōgimachi, Li Shizhen, Juan de Herrera, Jacques Amyot, Symon Budny, and Maciej Stryjkowski. After him are Hans Bol, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, and Abd al-Samad.

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In China

Among people born in China, Xu Wei ranks 687 out of 1,610Before him are Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Zeng Qinghong (1939), Hai Rui (1514), Lau Kar-leung (1934), Zhang Guotao (1897), and Xin Qiji (1140). After him are Lu Ji (261), Sogyal Rinpoche (1947), Guo Pu (276), Tao Hongjing (456), Xu Beihong (1895), and James Tien (1942).

Among PAINTERS In China

Among painters born in China, Xu Wei ranks 27Before him are Muqi (1210), Zhang Zeduan (1085), Huang Tingjian (1045), Li Cheng (919), Li Tang (1050), and Wu Zhen (1280). After him are Xu Beihong (1895), Zhang Daqian (1899), Wang Meng (1308), Huang Gongwang (1269), Zhang Xuan (713), and Qiu Ying (1494).