Yongzheng Emperor

1678 - 1735

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The Yongzheng Emperor (Yinzhen; 13 December 1678 – 8 October 1735) was the fourth Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the third Qing emperor to rule over China proper. He reigned from 1722 to 1735. A hard-working ruler, the Yongzheng Emperor's main goal was to create an effective government at minimal expense. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yongzheng Emperor has received more than 1,511,344 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Yongzheng Emperor is the 603rd most popular politician (down from 540th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from China and the 22nd most popular Politician.

Yongzheng emperor is most famous for his economic reforms, which helped to increase the living standards of the Chinese people.

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Among politicians, Yongzheng Emperor ranks 603 out of 15,577Before him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Philip the Good, and Christian IX of Denmark. After him are Frederick IX of Denmark, Gorm the Old, Taejo of Goryeo, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Peleus.

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Among people born in 1678, Yongzheng Emperor ranks 3Before him are Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse, Amaro Pargo, Filippo Juvarra, Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Peter Lacy, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Jakob Hermann, and Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. Among people deceased in 1735, Yongzheng Emperor ranks 1After him are Francis II Rákóczi, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Maria Clementina Sobieska, Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Robert de Cotte, Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Carlo Ruzzini, and Johann Krieger.

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Among people born in China, Yongzheng Emperor ranks 41 out of 1,392Before him are Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Zhou Enlai (1898), Toshiro Mifune (1920), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), and Emperor Taizong of Tang (598). After him are Nurhaci (1559), Mozi (-470), Charles K. Kao (1933), Hong Taiji (1592), Lu Xun (1881), and Yuan Shikai (1859).


Among politicians born in China, Yongzheng Emperor ranks 22Before him are Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Zhou Enlai (1898), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), and Emperor Taizong of Tang (598). After him are Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), Yuan Shikai (1859), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Sun Quan (182), and Liu Shaoqi (1898).