Zhao Ziyang

1919 - 2005

Zhao Ziyang

Zhao Ziyang (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 Communist Party of China from 1981 to 1982, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1987 to 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhao Ziyang has received more than 1,173,671 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,248th most popular politician.

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  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Zhao Ziyang ranks 1,242 out of 14,801Before him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Mohammed V of Morocco, Cyrus the Younger, Walther Funk, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Friedrich Ratzel. After him are Warren G. Harding, Albert Lebrun, Emperor Kōmei, Emperor Wen of Sui, Margaret Theresa of Spain, and Scorpion I.

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Among people born in 1919, Zhao Ziyang ranks 9Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov, Edmund Hillary, Doris Lessing, J. D. Salinger, Primo Levi, and Desmond Doss. After him are Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, Nat King Cole, Georgios Papadopoulos, Donald Pleasence, and Margot Fonteyn. Among people deceased in 2005, Zhao Ziyang ranks 12Before him are Peter Drucker, Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and Claude Simon. After him are Saul Bellow, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Hans Bethe, Jack Kilby, Kenzō Tange, and Sister Lúcia.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhao Ziyang ranks 92 out of 921Before him are Hu Yaobang (1915), 13th Dalai Lama (1876), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Shang Yang (-390), Yuan Shao (154), and Sun Ce (175). After him are Emperor Wen of Sui (541), Sun Jian (155), Dorgon (1612), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Jianwen Emperor (1377), and Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5).


Among politicians born in China, Zhao Ziyang ranks 52Before him are Fuxi (-2900), Li Si (-280), Hu Yaobang (1915), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Shang Yang (-390), and Yuan Shao (154). After him are Emperor Wen of Sui (541), Dorgon (1612), Jianwen Emperor (1377), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Qin Er Shi (-229), and Tongzhi Emperor (1856).

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