POLITICIAN

Zhao Ziyang

1919 - 2005

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Zhao Ziyang (Chinese: 赵紫阳; pronounced [ʈʂâu tsɹ̩̀.jǎŋ], 17 October 1919 – 17 January 2005) was a high-ranking politician in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He was the third premier of the People's Republic of China from 1980 to 1987, vice chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1981 to 1982, and CCP general secretary from 1987 to 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhao Ziyang has received more than 1,490,829 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Zhao Ziyang is the 1,459th most popular politician (down from 1,241st in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from China (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 65th most popular Chinese Politician.

Zhao Ziyang was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1987 to 1989. He is most famous for his role in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Zhao Ziyang ranks 1,459 out of 15,710Before him are Constantine VIII, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Amaro Pargo, Ananda Mahidol, Charles II of Navarre, and Naram-Sin of Akkad. After him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Haakon the Good, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Zaynab bint Jahsh, Carloman I, and Rutherford B. Hayes.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Zhao Ziyang ranks 10Before him are Edmund Hillary, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, and Nat King Cole. After him are Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, Georgios Papadopoulos, Kim Jong-suk, Donald Pleasence, and Fausto Coppi. Among people deceased in 2005, Zhao Ziyang ranks 14Before him are Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Claude Simon, Rafic Hariri, Simon Wiesenthal, and Saul Bellow. After him are Jack Kilby, Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, Kenzō Tange, Hans Bethe, and Philip Johnson.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhao Ziyang ranks 105 out of 1,186Before him are Wu Cheng'en (1500), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Jingtai Emperor (1428), and Soong Ching-ling (1893). After him are Emperor Xian of Han (181), Jiajing Emperor (1507), Zhang Qian (-200), Chenghua Emperor (1447), Dorgon (1612), and An Lushan (702).

Among POLITICIANS In China

Among politicians born in China, Zhao Ziyang ranks 65Before him are Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Hongxi Emperor (1378), Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Jingtai Emperor (1428), and Soong Ching-ling (1893). After him are Emperor Xian of Han (181), Jiajing Emperor (1507), Chenghua Emperor (1447), Dorgon (1612), An Lushan (702), and Lin Biao (1907).