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Zhang Xianzhong

1606 - 1647

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Zhang Xianzhong (張獻忠 or Chang Hsien-chung; 18 September 1606 – 2 January 1647), courtesy name Bingwu (秉吾), art name Jingxuan (敬軒), was a Chinese peasant leader who led a peasant revolt from Yan'an wei, Shaanxi (today Yulin, Shaanxi province). He conquered Sichuan in 1644, and named himself king and later emperor of the Xi dynasty (西朝 or Great Xi 大西). His rule in Sichuan was brief, and he was killed by the invading Qing army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Xianzhong has received more than 310,203 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhang Xianzhong is the 5,188th most popular politician (up from 5,231st in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from China (up from 401st in 2019) and the 240th most popular Chinese Politician.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among politicians, Zhang Xianzhong ranks 5,188 out of 15,577Before him are Cus D'Amato, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, Emperor Fushimi, Pierre Mauroy, Ivan Maisky, and Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern. After him are Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Emperor Guangzong of Song, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Cloelia, Ivo Josipović, and Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

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Among people born in 1606, Zhang Xianzhong ranks 7Before him are Rembrandt, Pierre Corneille, Li Zicheng, Christine of France, Maria Anna of Spain, and Jan Davidsz. de Heem. After him are Joachim von Sandrart, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Nicolas Mignard, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Lorenzo Lippi, and Frang Bardhi. Among people deceased in 1647, Zhang Xianzhong ranks 6Before him are Evangelista Torricelli, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Peter Mogila, and Matthias Gallas. After him are Giovanni Lanfranco, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Zhu Yuyue, Masaniello, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, and Pietro Carrera.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Xianzhong ranks 388 out of 1,392Before him are Deng Ai (197), Guo Xi (1020), Wei Zheng (580), Emperor Zhi of Han (138), Huang Gai (145), and Zhuge Zhan (227). After him are Emperor Guangzong of Song (1147), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Li Shizhen (1517), 9th Dalai Lama (1805), Emperor Shang of Han (105), and Liu Bowen (1311).


Among politicians born in China, Zhang Xianzhong ranks 240Before him are Kong Rong (153), Pan Geng (-1500), Jin Youzhi (1918), Wei Zheng (580), Emperor Zhi of Han (138), and Zhuge Zhan (227). After him are Emperor Guangzong of Song (1147), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), 9th Dalai Lama (1805), Emperor Shang of Han (105), Zhu Yousong (1607), and Huo Guang (-150).