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Zhu Xi

1130 - 1200

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Zhu Xi ([ʈʂú ɕí]; Chinese: 朱熹; October 18, 1130 – April 23, 1200), formerly romanized Chu Hsi, was a Chinese calligrapher, historian, philosopher, poet, and politician during the Song dynasty. Zhu 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 401,704 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Zhu Xi is the 140th most popular philosopher (down from 114th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from China (down from 39th in 2019) and the 7th 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 140 out of 1,081Before him are Swami Vivekananda, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Baron d'Holbach, Wilhelm Dilthey, John Rawls, and Isocrates. After him are Edith Stein, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, György Lukács, and Martin Buber.

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

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Among people born in China, Zhu Xi ranks 48 out of 1,392Before him are Nurhaci (1559), Mozi (-470), Charles K. Kao (1933), Hong Taiji (1592), Lu Xun (1881), and Yuan Shikai (1859). After him are Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Sun Quan (182), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), and Cao Pi (187).


Among philosophers born in China, Zhu Xi ranks 7Before him are Confucius (-551), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-544), Mencius (-372), Zhuang Zhou (-369), and Mozi (-470). After him are Han Fei (-280), Xun Kuang (-313), Milarepa (1052), Shen Kuo (1031), Wang Yangming (1472), and Guan Zhong (-720).