635 - 713

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Yijing (635–713 CE), formerly romanized as I-ching or I-tsing, born Zhang Wenming, was a Tang-era Chinese Buddhist monk famed as a traveller and translator. His account of his travels is an important source for the history of the medieval kingdoms along the sea route between China and India, especially Srivijaya in Indonesia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yijing has received more than 56,475 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Yijing is the 1,509th most popular religious figure (down from 1,290th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from China (down from 530th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Yijing ranks 1,509 out of 2,238Before him are Sigfrid of Sweden, Mary Ward, Wiborada, Antonio Quarracino, Tlacaelel, and Jehoiada. After him are Lawrence Justinian, Ippolito d'Este, Federico Borromeo, Nicolaus Olahus, Zadok, and Dagobert of Pisa.

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Among people born in 635, Yijing ranks 6Before him are Pope Benedict II, Pepin of Herstal, Pope John V, Clovis II, and Lambert of Maastricht. After him is Cuthbert. Among people deceased in 713, Yijing ranks 5Before him are Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, Philippikos Bardanes, Huineng, and Princess Taiping.

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Among people born in China, Yijing ranks 615 out of 1,392Before him are Gan Ji (101), Cheng Hao (1032), Charlie Soong (1861), Liu Bocheng (1892), Pan Yuliang (1895), and Yang Jiechi (1950). After him are Xu Wei (1521), Li Hongzhi (1951), Boris Blacher (1903), Xin Qiji (1140), Lu Ji (261), and Tao Hongjing (456).


Among religious figures born in China, Yijing ranks 11Before him are 11th Dalai Lama (1838), Sengcan (529), Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Joseph Zen (1932), Jianzhen (688), and Gan Ji (101). After him are Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901), Thomas Tien Ken-sin (1890), John Baptist Wu (1925), Paul Yü Pin (1901), Paul Shan Kuo-hsi (1924), and He Pingping (1988).