Xuande Emperor

1399 - 1435

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The Xuande Emperor (Chinese: 宣德帝; pinyin: Xuāndédì; 16 March 1399 – 31 January 1435), personal name Zhu Zhanji (朱瞻基), was the fifth Emperor of the Ming dynasty, reigned from 1425 to 1435. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xuande Emperor has received more than 340,023 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Xuande Emperor is the 1,074th most popular politician (up from 1,540th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from China (up from 113th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Chinese Politician.

Xuande emperor is most famous for being the first Ming emperor. He was also a great military commander and he was able to restore China's power after the Mongolian conquest.

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Among politicians, Xuande Emperor ranks 1,074 out of 15,710Before him are Grigory Zinoviev, Pedro II of Brazil, Octavia the Younger, Li Si, Andrew Johnson, and Clement Attlee. After him are Baldur von Schirach, Isaac II Angelos, Robert I of France, Empress Gi, Pierre Laval, and Chongzhen Emperor.

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Among people born in 1399, Xuande Emperor ranks 1After him are Luca della Robbia, John, Count of Angoulême, Zara Yaqob, and Nicolò Tron. Among people deceased in 1435, Xuande Emperor ranks 2Before him is Isabeau of Bavaria. After him are Joanna II of Naples, Eleanor of Alburquerque, Hermann II, Count of Celje, John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, Qara Osman, William III, Duke of Bavaria, and Agnes Bernauer.

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In China

Among people born in China, Xuande Emperor ranks 75 out of 1,186Before him are 5th Dalai Lama (1617), Sun Ce (175), Hua Guofeng (1921), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Xun Kuang (-313), and Li Si (-280). After him are Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Dong Zhuo (139), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Wang Mang (-45), Emperor Yingzong of Ming (1427), and Jianwen Emperor (1377).


Among politicians born in China, Xuande Emperor ranks 44Before him are Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), 5th Dalai Lama (1617), Hua Guofeng (1921), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), and Li Si (-280). After him are Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Wang Mang (-45), Emperor Yingzong of Ming (1427), Jianwen Emperor (1377), and Emperor Wen of Sui (541).