Xu Zhimo

1897 - 1931

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Xu Zhimo (徐志摩, Wu Chinese: [ʑi tsɿ mu], Mandarin: [ɕǔ ʈʂî mwǒ], January 15, 1897 – November 19, 1931), was an early 20th-century romantic Chinese poet who strove to loosen Chinese poetry from its traditional forms and to reshape it under the influences of Western poetry and the vernacular Chinese language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xu Zhimo has received more than 202,262 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Xu Zhimo is the 2,748th most popular writer (down from 2,474th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from China (down from 530th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Xu Zhimo ranks 2,748 out of 5,794Before him are Louis Couperus, Roy Medvedev, Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Hierocles of Alexandria, and Mihály Vörösmarty. After him are L. Sprague de Camp, Joan Brossa, Vicente Huidobro, Richard Yates, Ricarda Huch, and Phlegon of Tralles.

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Among people born in 1897, Xu Zhimo ranks 140Before him are Louis Réard, Bud Abbott, Georgios Grivas, Husni al-Za'im, Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, and Kazimierz Nowak. After him are Nima Yooshij, Ram Prasad Bismil, Walter Pidgeon, Camillo Berneri, Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Lampião. Among people deceased in 1931, Xu Zhimo ranks 62Before him are Osachi Hamaguchi, Bix Beiderbecke, Gustaf Kossinna, Sukhdev Thapar, Jean-Louis Forain, and Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa. After him are Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, Samad bey Mehmandarov, Henri Mathias Berthelot, Viktor Dyk, Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia, and Rachel Bluwstein.

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In China

Among people born in China, Xu Zhimo ranks 612 out of 1,186Before him are Bo Yibo (1908), David Chiang (1947), Ngawang Namgyal (1594), Li Wenliang (1986), Katherine Paterson (1932), and Han Suyin (1917). After him are Ma Huateng (1971), Li Lisan (1899), Qu Qiubai (1899), Xu Beihong (1895), Ho Feng-Shan (1901), and François Cheng (1929).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Xu Zhimo ranks 64Before him are Tang Xianzu (1550), Jung Chang (1952), Tian Han (1898), Ai Qing (1910), Katherine Paterson (1932), and Han Suyin (1917). After him are François Cheng (1929), Song Yingxing (1587), Wang Bo (650), Yang Jiang (1911), Sogyal Rinpoche (1947), and Xiao Hong (1911).