Yang Xiong

53 BC - 18

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Yang Xiong (Chinese: 揚雄; 53 BCE–18 CE) was a Chinese philosopher, poet, and politician of the Western Han dynasty known for his philosophical writings and fu poetry compositions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yang Xiong has received more than 5,415 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Yang Xiong is the 629th most popular philosopher (up from 676th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from China (down from 463rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Yang Xiong ranks 629 out of 1,089Before him are Zhiyi, Arete of Cyrene, Jean-Marie Guyau, Madhvacharya, Alfred Schmidt, and Numenius of Apamea. After him are Olympiodorus the Younger, Dharmakirti, Ludwig Klages, Salomon Maimon, Theodor Lipps, and Cebes.

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Among people born in 53 BC, Yang Xiong ranks 1After him are Aristobulus III of Judea and Marcus Valerius Messalla Rufus. Among people deceased in 18, Yang Xiong ranks 3Before him are Herod Archelaus and Yuri of Goguryeo.

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Among people born in China, Yang Xiong ranks 477 out of 1,186Before him are Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Li He (790), Ruan Ji (210), 8th Dalai Lama (1758), Zhiyi (538), and Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür (1304). After him are Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Wu Peifu (1874), Liu Xin (-50), Yi Xing (683), Chen Cheng (1897), and Yen Chia-kan (1905).


Among philosophers born in China, Yang Xiong ranks 29Before him are Huiyuan (334), Hu Shih (1891), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhang Daoling (34), Zhou Dunyi (1017), and Zhiyi (538). After him are Wang Bi (226), Shen Buhai (-385), Cheng Yi (1033), Li Zhi (1527), Zhang Zai (1020), and Wang Fuzhi (1619).