Zhang Fei

167 - 221

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Zhang Fei () (died July or August 221 AD), courtesy name Yide, was a Chinese military general and politician serving under the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China. Zhang Fei and Guan Yu, who were among the earliest to join Liu Bei, shared a brotherly relationship with their lord and accompanied him on most of his early exploits. Zhang Fei fought in various battles on Liu Bei's side, including the Red Cliffs campaign (208–209), takeover of Yi Province (212–214), and Hanzhong Campaign (217–218). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Fei has received more than 782,198 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Zhang Fei is the 105th most popular military personnel (up from 108th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from China (down from 60th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Zhang Fei is most famous for being one of the generals of the Kingdom of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms era.

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Over the past year Zhang Fei has had the most page views in the with 117,503 views, followed by Japanese (86,142), and English (82,325). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (157.59%), Classical Chinese (135.31%), and Korean (103.27%)


Among military personnels, Zhang Fei ranks 105 out of 2,058Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Saigō Takamori, John of Austria, Miloš Obilić, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, and George S. Patton. After him are Andrea Doria, Theodor Eicke, Perdiccas, Robert E. Lee, Klaus Barbie, and Pancho Villa.

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Among people born in 167, Zhang Fei ranks 1After him is Zhang He. Among people deceased in 221, Zhang Fei ranks 1After him are Yu Jin, and Lady Zhen.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Fei ranks 64 out of 1,610Before him are Xiang Yu (-232), Gao Xingjian (1940), Han Fei (-280), Xuande Emperor (1399), Guangxu Emperor (1871), and Shang Yang (-390). After him are Jiang Qing (1914), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), Emperor Yao (-2324), Xun Kuang (-313), and 5th Dalai Lama (1617).


Among military personnels born in China, Zhang Fei ranks 5Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Cao Cao (155), Guan Yu (162), and Lü Bu (161). After him are Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Zhao Yun (168), Bai Qi (-250), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Sun Ce (175).