602 - 664


Xuanzang [ɕɥɛ̌n.tsâŋ] (Chinese: 玄奘; fl. 602 – 664), born Chen Hui / Chen Yi (陈祎), was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who traveled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty.During the journey he visited many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xuanzang has received more than 1,359,240 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular explorer.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 74.42

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  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among explorers, Xuanzang ranks 21 out of 367Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, Leif Erikson, David Livingstone, Jacques Cousteau, and Abel Tasman. After him are Erik the Red, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Thor Heyerdahl, Willem Barentsz, Vitus Bering, and Evliya Çelebi.

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Among people born in 602, Xuanzang ranks 1After him are Hafsa bint Umar, Umm Salama, Sigebert II, Ansegisel, Adaloald, and Theodore of Tarsus. Among people deceased in 664, Xuanzang ranks 1After him are Amr ibn al-As and Eorcenberht of Kent.

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In China

Among people born in China, Xuanzang ranks 21 out of 921Before him are Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Zhuge Liang (181), and Guan Yu (162). After him are Mencius (-372), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), Ip Man (1893), Du Fu (712), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

Among EXPLORERS In China

Among explorers born in China, Xuanzang ranks 2Before him are Zheng He (1387). After him are Zhang Qian (-200), Gan Ying (100), and Ma Huan (1380).

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