Yuan Chonghuan

1584 - 1630

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Yuan Chonghuan (Chinese: 袁崇煥; pinyin: Yuán Chóng huàn; 6 June 1584 – 22 September 1630), courtesy name Yuansu or Ziru, was a politician, military general and writer who served under the Ming dynasty. Widely regarded as a patriot in Chinese culture, he is best known for defending Liaoning from Jurchen invaders during the Later Jin invasion of the Ming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuan Chonghuan has received more than 233,919 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Yuan Chonghuan is the 4,094th most popular politician (down from 3,876th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from China (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 196th most popular Chinese Politician.

Yuan Chonghuan was a military leader during the Ming Dynasty. He was most famous for his victories in the battles of Jinzhou and Ningyuan.

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Among politicians, Yuan Chonghuan ranks 4,094 out of 15,710Before him are Magnus V of Norway, Sten Sture the Elder, Li Yuanhong, Paul Langerhans, Yakov Yurovsky, and Mitt Romney. After him are Blanche of Namur, Moinuddin Chishti, Khalil Sultan, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, François Tombalbaye, and Eumenes III.

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Among people born in 1584, Yuan Chonghuan ranks 7Before him are Miyamoto Musashi, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, William Baffin, Francisco de Quevedo, and Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg. After him are Matthias Gallas, Cornelis de Vos, Herman Wrangel, Caspar Barlaeus, Francis Beaumont, and Grégoire de Saint-Vincent. Among people deceased in 1630, Yuan Chonghuan ranks 4Before him are Johannes Kepler, Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases. After him are Johann Schein, Henry Briggs, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Gioachino Greco, Fede Galizia, Esaias van de Velde, and Salamone Rossi.

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Among people born in China, Yuan Chonghuan ranks 319 out of 1,186Before him are Huang Gai (145), Emperor Zhezong (1076), Duan Qirui (1865), Ye Jianying (1897), Kong Rong (153), and Li Yuanhong (1864). After him are Lin Yutang (1895), Shi Nai'an (1296), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), Meng Haoran (690), Yelü Chucai (1189), and Linji Yixuan (850).


Among politicians born in China, Yuan Chonghuan ranks 196Before him are Chen Shou (233), Emperor Zhezong (1076), Duan Qirui (1865), Ye Jianying (1897), Kong Rong (153), and Li Yuanhong (1864). After him are Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), Yelü Chucai (1189), Dong Biwu (1886), Marquis of Haihun (-92), Emperor Shun of Han (115), and Külüg Khan (1281).