Yan Hui

521 BC - 490 BC

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Yan Hui (c.  521–481 BC) was a Chinese philosopher. He was the favorite disciple of Confucius and one of the most revered figures of Confucianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yan Hui has received more than 70,464 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Yan Hui is the 441st most popular philosopher (up from 482nd in 2019).

Yan Hui is most famous for being a student of Confucius. He was also known for his kindness, and for not feeling the need to be more than what he was.

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  • 69.19

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  • 20

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  • 5.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Yan Hui ranks 441 out of 1,089Before him are Agrippa the Skeptic, Ernest Gellner, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Brunetto Latini, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, and Damascius. After him are Henry Suso, Valentinus, Alain de Lille, Maine de Biran, George Pachymeres, and Peter Sloterdijk.

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Among people born in 521 BC, Yan Hui ranks 1 Among people deceased in 490 BC, Yan Hui ranks 4Before him are Pheidippides, Hippias, and Datis. After him is Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus.

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