Zhu Xi

1130 - 1200

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Zhu Xi ([ʈʂú ɕí]; Chinese: 朱熹; October 18, 1130 – April 23, 1200), W-G Chu Hsi, also known by his courtesy name Yuanhui (or Zhonghui), and self-titled Hui'an, was a Chinese Confucian scholar philosopher and government official of Song dynasty China, who was influential in the development of Neo-Confucianism. He contributed greatly to Chinese philosophy and fundamentally reshaped the Chinese worldview. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhu Xi has received more than 338,193 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Zhu Xi is the 114th most popular philosopher (down from 105th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from China (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

Zhu Xi, a Song dynasty Confucian scholar, is most famous for his commentary on the Four Books of Confucianism.

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Among philosophers, Zhu Xi ranks 114 out of 1,089Before him are Tommaso Campanella, Eusebius, Pyrrho, George Gurdjieff, Antisthenes, and Aristippus. After him are John Rawls, Emil Cioran, Ibn Arabi, Mozi, Charles Fourier, and Hans-Georg Gadamer.

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Among people born in 1130, Zhu Xi ranks 1After him are Pope Clement III, Saint Rosalia, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, Géza II of Hungary, Toghrul, Charles VII of Sweden, Benjamin of Tudela, Magnus II of Sweden, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, and Theobald V, Count of Blois. Among people deceased in 1200, Zhu Xi ranks 1After him are Ibn al-Jawzi, Joscelin III, Count of Edessa, Gorakhnath, Trota of Salerno, Emperor Guangzong of Song, Ala ad-Din Tekish, Edgar Ætheling, Otto I, Count of Burgundy, Gilbert Horal, Robert of Chester, and John Doukas.

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Among people born in China, Zhu Xi ranks 39 out of 1,186Before him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Toshiro Mifune (1920), Lü Bu (161), and Emperor Wu of Han (-156). After him are Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Mozi (-470), Lu Xun (1881), Li Ching-Yuen (1677), and Sun Quan (182).


Among philosophers born in China, Zhu Xi ranks 6Before him are Confucius (-551), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), Mencius (-372), and Zhuang Zhou (-369). After him are Mozi (-470), Padmasambhava (717), Han Fei (-280), Xun Kuang (-313), Milarepa (1052), and Shen Kuo (1031).