Yuan Shao

154 - 202

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Yuan Shao (袁紹, pronunciation ; died 28 June 202), courtesy name Benchu (本初), was a Chinese military general, politician, and warlord who lived in the late Eastern Han dynasty. He occupied the northern territories of China during the civil wars that occurred towards the end of the Han dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuan Shao has received more than 393,208 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Yuan Shao is the 1,362nd most popular politician (down from 1,214th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from China (down from 90th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Chinese Politician.

Yuan Shao was most famous for being a general who helped overthrow the Han Dynasty and establish the Wei Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Yuan Shao ranks 1,362 out of 15,710Before him are Romanos II, Scorpion I, Jungjong of Joseon, Pelagius of Asturias, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Randal Cremer. After him are Stephen V of Hungary, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alexei Rykov, Franklin Pierce, William McKinley, and Ernst Thälmann.

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Among people born in 154, Yuan Shao ranks 1After him is Bardaisan. Among people deceased in 202, Yuan Shao ranks 2Before him is Irenaeus.

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Among people born in China, Yuan Shao ranks 97 out of 1,186Before him are 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), Hua Tuo (200), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Yang Shangkun (1907), Sun Jian (155), and Qin Er Shi (-229). After him are Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), and Jingtai Emperor (1428).


Among politicians born in China, Yuan Shao ranks 58Before him are Yang Guifei (719), Fuxi (-2900), 2nd Dalai Lama (1476), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Yang Shangkun (1907), and Qin Er Shi (-229). After him are Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Jingtai Emperor (1428), and Soong Ching-ling (1893).