Yuan Shu

155 - 199

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Yuan Shu (pronunciation ) (died 199), courtesy name Gonglu, was a Chinese military general, politician, and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty. He rose to prominence following the collapse of the Han central government in 189. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuan Shu has received more than 218,554 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Yuan Shu is the 2,034th most popular politician (down from 1,835th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from China (down from 144th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Chinese Politician.

Yuan Shu was a warlord who controlled the province of Huainan. He was one of the three most powerful men in China during the second century.

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Among politicians, Yuan Shu ranks 2,034 out of 15,710Before him are Urraca of León, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Rudolph of France, Wen Jiabao, Louis the Younger, and Jovanka Broz. After him are Louis Blanc, Pepin of Italy, Alfonso II of Aragon, Euric, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Karl Radek.

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Among people born in 155, Yuan Shu ranks 6Before him are Cao Cao, Tertullian, Cassius Dio, Sun Jian, and Xiahou Dun.  Among people deceased in 199, Yuan Shu ranks 3Before him are Lü Bu and Pope Victor I. After him are Gao Shun, Gongsun Zan, and Suro of Geumgwan Gaya.

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Among people born in China, Yuan Shu ranks 165 out of 1,186Before him are Kumārajīva (343), Li Ka-shing (1928), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), and Wen Jiabao (1942). After him are Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhu De (1886), Huineng (638), Emperor Hui of Han (-210), Huo Yuanjia (1868), and Jin Yong (1924).


Among politicians born in China, Yuan Shu ranks 106Before him are King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), and Wen Jiabao (1942). After him are Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhu De (1886), Emperor Hui of Han (-210), Hong Xiuquan (1814), Empress Wanrong (1906), and Tianqi Emperor (1605).