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Zhao Yun

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Zhao Yun (Chinese: 趙雲 pronunciation ) (died 229), courtesy name Zilong (子龍), was a military general who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China. Originally a subordinate of the northern warlord Gongsun Zan, Zhao Yun later came to serve another warlord, Liu Bei, and had since accompanied him on most of his military exploits, from the Battle of Changban (208) to the Hanzhong Campaign (217–219). He continued serving in the state of Shu Han – founded by Liu Bei in 221 – in the Three Kingdoms period and participated in the first of the Northern Expeditions until his death in 229. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhao Yun has received more than 1,131,235 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhao Yun is the 123rd most popular military personnel (down from 87th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from China (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Zhao Yun is most famous for his role in the Battle of Red Cliffs, where he helped Liu Bei escape from Cao Cao's forces.

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Among military personnels, Zhao Yun ranks 123 out of 1,468Before him are Nero Claudius Drusus, George S. Patton, Michael Wittmann, Bohemond I of Antioch, Louis-Nicolas Davout, and Walther von Brauchitsch. After him are Michiel de Ruyter, Werner von Blomberg, Perdiccas, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Antipater, and André Masséna.

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Among people born in 168, Zhao Yun ranks 1After him is Cao Ren. Among people deceased in 229, Zhao Yun ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Zhao Yun ranks 73 out of 1,392Before him are Xuande Emperor (1399), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Gao Xingjian (1940), Yu the Great (-2123), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), and Jianwen Emperor (1377). After him are Wang Mang (-45), Jet Li (1963), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Xun Kuang (-313), Emperor Wen of Sui (541), and Emperor Taizu of Song (927).


Among military personnels born in China, Zhao Yun ranks 6Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Cao Cao (155), Lü Bu (161), Guan Yu (162), and Zhang Fei (167). After him are Dong Zhuo (139), Yue Fei (1142), Sun Jian (155), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Ce (175), and Han Xin (-231).