Yongle Emperor

1360 - 1424

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The Yongle Emperor (pronounced [jʊ̀ŋ.lɤ̂], yong-luh; 2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424) — personal name Zhu Di (WG: Chu Ti) — was the third Emperor of the Ming dynasty, reigning from 1402 to 1424. Zhu Di was the fourth son of the Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming dynasty. He was originally enfeoffed as the Prince of Yan (燕王) in May 1370, with the capital of his princedom at Beiping (modern Beijing). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yongle Emperor has received more than 948,344 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Yongle Emperor is the 455th most popular politician (down from 413th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from China (down from 31st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Chinese Politician.

Yongle emperor is most famous for building the Forbidden City, which is the imperial palace in Beijing.

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Among politicians, Yongle Emperor ranks 455 out of 15,710Before him are Vladimir the Great, Ludwig II of Bavaria, John, King of England, Safiye Sultan, Tomyris, and Boris Godunov. After him are Merneptah, Constantius II, Æthelstan, Ecgberht, King of Wessex, Georges Pompidou, and Charles III of Spain.

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Among people born in 1360, Yongle Emperor ranks 1After him are Andrei Rublev, Jan Žižka, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Philippa of Lancaster, Ulrich von Jungingen, Cennino Cennini, Klaus Störtebeker, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, Joseph II of Constantinople, and Dorotea Bucca. Among people deceased in 1424, Yongle Emperor ranks 1After him are Jan Žižka, Ernest, Duke of Austria, Margaret of Bavaria, Muzio Attendolo Sforza, and Emperor Go-Kameyama.

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In China

Among people born in China, Yongle Emperor ranks 33 out of 1,186Before him are Liu Bei (161), Guan Yu (162), Du Fu (712), Zhuang Zhou (-369), Hongwu Emperor (1328), and Jiang Zemin (1926). After him are Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Toshiro Mifune (1920), Lü Bu (161), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), and Zhu Xi (1130).


Among politicians born in China, Yongle Emperor ranks 17Before him are Hu Jintao (1942), Kangxi Emperor (1654), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), Hongwu Emperor (1328), and Jiang Zemin (1926). After him are Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), and Sun Quan (182).