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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 161,890 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Yao Wenyuan is the 5,794th most popular politician (down from 5,758th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from China (down from 438th in 2019) and the 264th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Yao Wenyuan ranks 5,794 out of 15,577Before him are Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, Amenemope, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Godwin, Earl of Wessex, and Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark. After him are Paul Painlevé, Pierre Mendès France, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica, Butvydas, Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia, and Abd al-Rahman IV.

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Among people born in 1931, Yao Wenyuan ranks 96Before him are Olympia Dukakis, Peter Collins, Takashi Takabayashi, John Gavin, Angie Dickinson, and Mike Nichols. After him are Nikolai Chernykh, Vujadin Boškov, Barbara Eden, Koichi Sugiyama, Ermanno Olmi, and Telê Santana. Among people deceased in 2005, Yao Wenyuan ranks 68Before him are Will Eisner, Robert Moog, Carlo Maria Giulini, Richard Smalley, Ba Jin, and Zhang Chunqiao. After him are Aenne Burda, Jef Raskin, Narriman Sadek, Maurice Trintignant, Vincent Schiavelli, and Melita Norwood.

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Among people born in China, Yao Wenyuan ranks 442 out of 1,392Before him are Zhou Dunyi (1017), Shih Kien (1913), Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei (408), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Sheng Shicai (1895), and Gan Ying (100). After him are Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), Rebiya Kadeer (1946), Qiu Chuji (1148), and Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947).


Among politicians born in China, Yao Wenyuan ranks 264Before him are Cangjie (-2650), Zhang Chunqiao (1917), Cao Zhang (190), Wang Zhengjun (-71), Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei (408), and Sheng Shicai (1895). After him are Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), Di Yi (-1200), Emperor Wu of Song (363), and Bo Xilai (1949).