Yue Fei

1142 - 1142

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Yue Fei (March 24, 1103 – January 28, 1142), courtesy name Pengju (鵬舉), was a Chinese military general who lived during the Southern Song dynasty, known for leading Southern Song forces in the wars in the 12th century between Southern Song and the Jurchen-ruled Jin dynasty in northern China. Because of his warlike-stance, he was put to death by the Southern Song government in 1142 under a concocted charge, after a negotiated peace was achieved with the Jurchens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yue Fei has received more than 739,808 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Yue Fei is the 210th most popular military personnel (down from 165th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from China (down from 108th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Yue Fei is most famous for his military prowess and patriotism. He was a general in the Southern Song Dynasty, and he led the Southern Song army to victory in many battles.

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Among military personnels, Yue Fei ranks 210 out of 1,466Before him are Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski. After him are Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Sejanus, and Kurt Student.

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Among people born in 1142, Yue Fei ranks 1After him are Moinuddin Chishti, William the Lion, Philip I, Count of Flanders, Al-Mustadi, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Frederick, Duke of Bohemia, and Godfrey III, Count of Louvain. Among people deceased in 1142, Yue Fei ranks 2Before him is Peter Abelard. After him are Alexios Komnenos, Orderic Vitalis, Godfrey II, Count of Louvain, and Andronikos Komnenos.

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Among people born in China, Yue Fei ranks 126 out of 1,186Before him are Milarepa (1052), Li Xiannian (1909), Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), Hu Yaobang (1915), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), and I. M. Pei (1917). After him are Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), Zhengde Emperor (1491), Temür Khan (1265), Mo Yan (1955), and Liu Shan (207).


Among military personnels born in China, Yue Fei ranks 11Before him are Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), and Sun Jian (155). After him are Zhang Liao (169), Bai Qi (-250), Han Xin (-231), Jiang Wei (202), Xiahou Dun (155), and Sun Bin (-401).