Yao Wenyuan

1931 - 2005

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Yao Wenyuan (January 12, 1931 – December 23, 2005) was a Chinese literary critic, a politician, and a member of the Gang of Four during China's Cultural Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yao Wenyuan has received more than 137,999 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Yao Wenyuan is the 5,764th most popular politician (down from 4,953rd in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from China (down from 379th in 2019) and the 255th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Yao Wenyuan ranks 5,764 out of 15,710Before him are Ramiro III of León, Al-Qa'im, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Ar-Rashid, Saitō Makoto, and Dongcheon of Goguryeo. After him are Abd al-Rahman IV, Takeo Fukuda, Kijūrō Shidehara, Æthelberht of Kent, Ingenuus, and Charlotte Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1931, Yao Wenyuan ranks 93Before him are Angie Dickinson, Tomi Ungerer, Rita Moreno, Haya Harareet, Sri Chinmoy, and Silvia Pinal. After him are Arawa Kimura, Augusto Boal, Luís Cabral, Ferenc Mádl, Kakuichi Mimura, and Larry Silverstein. Among people deceased in 2005, Yao Wenyuan ranks 70Before him are Urie Bronfenbrenner, Charly Gaul, Victoria de los Ángeles, Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, and John DeLorean. After him are Narriman Sadek, Richard Pryor, Dana Elcar, Zhang Chunqiao, George Mikan, and Richard Smalley.

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Among people born in China, Yao Wenyuan ranks 438 out of 1,186Before him are Di Yi (-1200), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Wang Zhengjun (-71), Prince Gong (1833), Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285), and Demchugdongrub (1902). After him are Bo Xilai (1949), Lu Ban (-507), Feng Guozhang (1859), Huo Guang (-150), Li Yu (1610), and Zuo Zongtang (1812).


Among politicians born in China, Yao Wenyuan ranks 255Before him are Tonyukuk (646), Di Yi (-1200), Wang Zhengjun (-71), Prince Gong (1833), Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285), and Demchugdongrub (1902). After him are Bo Xilai (1949), Feng Guozhang (1859), Huo Guang (-150), Zuo Zongtang (1812), Zhang Juzheng (1525), and Zhang Chunqiao (1917).