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Ye Jianying

1897 - 1986

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Ye Jianying (simplified Chinese: 叶剑英; traditional Chinese: 葉劍英; 28 April 1897 – 22 October 1986) was a Chinese Communist revolutionary leader and politician, one of the founding Ten Marshals of the People's Republic of China. He was the top military leader in the 1976 coup that overthrew the Gang of Four and ended the Cultural Revolution, and was the key supporter of Deng Xiaoping in his power struggle with Hua Guofeng. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ye Jianying has received more than 324,442 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ye Jianying is the 4,257th most popular politician (down from 4,069th in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from China (down from 316th in 2019) and the 199th most popular Chinese Politician.

Ye Jianying is most famous for being the general secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1978 to 1987.

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Among politicians, Ye Jianying ranks 4,257 out of 15,577Before him are Rama III, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Zhu Youlang, Władysław I Herman, Emperor Ningzong, and Konrad I of Masovia. After him are Amalia of Oldenburg, Parysatis II, João Goulart, Barak, Sun Xiu, and Naevius Sutorius Macro.

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Among people born in 1897, Ye Jianying ranks 56Before him are Georg Wittig, Jiroemon Kimura, John Cockcroft, Patrick Blackett, Virginia Henderson, and Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco. After him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Hans Baur, Zakir Husain, Douglas Sirk, Vito Genovese, and Theodor Busse. Among people deceased in 1986, Ye Jianying ranks 47Before him are Dean Reed, Michel de Certeau, Erik Bruhn, Adolfo Celi, Serge Lifar, and Raymond Loewy. After him are Coluche, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, J. Allen Hynek, Theodor Busse, Nikolay Semyonov, and Ray Milland.

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Among people born in China, Ye Jianying ranks 318 out of 1,392Before him are Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761), Tonyukuk (646), Pu Songling (1640), Emperor He of Han (79), Zhu Youlang (1623), and Emperor Ningzong (1168). After him are Zhu Wen (852), Huo Qubing (-140), Lady Zhen (183), Emperor An of Han (94), 12th Dalai Lama (1857), and Huang Chao (801).


Among politicians born in China, Ye Jianying ranks 199Before him are Chen Shou (233), Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761), Tonyukuk (646), Emperor He of Han (79), Zhu Youlang (1623), and Emperor Ningzong (1168). After him are Zhu Wen (852), Huo Qubing (-140), Emperor An of Han (94), 12th Dalai Lama (1857), Huang Chao (801), and Taishi Ci (166).