List of famous Chinese people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Friendly, accommodating and polite, the Chinese people would go to great lengths to avoid conflicts or embarrassment. Quiet and unassuming on the surface, yet burning with passion and determination on the inside, the Chinese have aptly earned the title ‘The Sleeping Dragon’. China is one of the most ancient civilizations and her contributions to the world are immeasurable. One of the world’s fastest growing economies, China has been among the largest and most complicated economies over the past two thousand years. The Chinese are very hardworking, creative, and intellectual.

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

20 July 1973

San Francisco

Sagittarius

AngelababyAngelababy
(Model)

28 February 1989

Shanghai, China

Pisces

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)

26 December 1893

09 September 1976

Shaoshan

Capricorn

Xi JinpingXi Jinping
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

15 June 1953

Beijing

Gemini

PuyiPuyi
(Last Emperor of China)

07 February 1906

17 October 1967

Prince Chun Mansion, Beijing, China

Aquarius

ConfuciusConfucius
(Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher)

28 September 0551

0479 BC

Qufu

Libra

Jack MaJack Ma
(Founder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group)

10 September 1964

Hangzhou

Virgo

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping

22 August 1904

19 February 1997

Guang'an, Sichuan

Leo

Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)

31 October 1887

05 April 1975

Xikou

Scorpio

Yao MingYao Ming
(Basketball Player)

12 September 1980

Shanghai, China

Virgo

Yip ManYip Man
(Martial Artist)

01 October 1893

02 December 1972

Foshan

Libra

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
(King)

0259 BC

0210 BC

Handan

Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
(Wife of Xi Jinping)

20 November 1962

Linyi, China

Scorpio

Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi
(Chinese Empress Dowager)

29 November 1835

15 November 1908

Beijing, China

Sagittarius

Zhang ZiyiZhang Ziyi
(Actress)

09 February 1979

Beijing, China

Aquarius

Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
(Actress, Singer)

16 September 1981

Qingdao, Shandong, China

Virgo

Sun TzuSun Tzu
(Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher)

0544 BC

0496 BC

Hu JintaoHu Jintao
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

21 December 1942

Taizhou

Sagittarius

Victoria SongVictoria Song
(Singer)

02 February 1987

Qingdao, Shandong, China

Aquarius

Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
(Actress, Singer, Model)

25 August 1987

Wuhan, Hubei, China

Virgo

Cao CaoCao Cao
(Chinese warlord)

18 March 0155

15 March 0220

Bozhou, Anhui, China

Pisces

Zhao LiyingZhao Liying
(Chinese Actress)

16 October 1988

Langfang, China

Libra

WengieWengie
(YouTuber)

09 January 1986

Guangzhou, China

Capricorn

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist)

28 December 1955

Changchun, China

Capricorn

Hu GeHu Ge
(Actor)

20 September 1982

Shanghai, China

Virgo

MenciusMencius
(Philosopher)

0372 BC

0289 BC

Zoucheng, China

Lin DanLin Dan
(Badminton Player)

14 October 1983

Longyan

Libra

Hans ZhangHans Zhang
(Actor)

06 October 1984

Qiqihar, China

Libra

Amy TanAmy Tan
(Writer)

19 February 1952

Oakland, California

Aquarius

Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
(Emperor of China)

30 June 0156

29 March 0087

Chang'an

Cancer

Yang MiYang Mi
(Actor, Singer)

12 September 1986

Xuanwu District, Beijing, China

Virgo

Zhou XunZhou Xun
(Actor, Singer)

18 October 1974

Quzhou, Zhejiang

Libra

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)

24 November 1926

Shanghai, China

Sagittarius

Mo YanMo Yan
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

17 February 1955

Gaomi, Shandong, China

Aquarius

Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
(Politician, Diplomat)

04 May 1883

10 November 1944

Sanshui, Guangdong, Qing Dynasty, China

Taurus

Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
(Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china')

12 November 1866

12 March 1925

Zhongshan

Scorpio

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

04 February 1901

07 February 1965

Shunde District, China

Aquarius

Li NaLi Na
(Tennis player)

26 February 1982

Wuhan

Pisces

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
(Philosopher)

0601 BC

0531 BC

Henan

Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
(Actress)

06 December 1983

Hanghai, China

Sagittarius

Deng ChaoDeng Chao
(Actor, Singer)

02 February 1979

Nanchang, China

Aquarius

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
(Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty)

0569 AD

11 April 0618

Liu TaoLiu Tao
(Actress, Singer)

12 July 1978

Xihu District, Nanchang, China

Cancer

Lin YutangLin Yutang
(Writer)

10 October 1895

26 March 1976

Banzai, Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian

Libra

An WangAn Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)

07 February 1920

24 March 1990

Shanghai, China,

Aquarius

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
(Actor)

13 February 1988

Shenyang, China

Aquarius

James Wong Howe James Wong Howe
(Cinematographer)

28 August 1899

12 July 1976

Taishan, Guangdong, China

Virgo

Nina LuNina Lu
(Actress)

18 September 2003

Los Angeles, California, United States

Virgo

Lu HanLu Han
(Singer)

20 April 1990

Haidian District, Beijing, China

Aries

Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
(Actress)

20 November 1963

Coloane, Macau

Scorpio

LaoziLaozi

Henan

Tu YouyouTu Youyou
(chemist, pharmacologist, inventor, university teacher)

30 December 1930

Ningbo

Capricorn

Joseph LauJoseph Lau
(Hong Kong billionaire)

1951 AD

Hong Kong

Guan YuGuan Yu

0219 AD

Yuncheng

Jiang QingJiang Qing
(Actress)

19 March 1914

14 May 1991

Zhucheng, China

Pisces

Bao XishunBao Xishun
(herder)

1951 AD

Inner Mongolia

Poon LimPoon Lim
(Sailor)

08 March 1918

04 January 1991

Hainan

Pisces

Xu MingXu Ming
(businessperson)

31 March 1971

04 December 2015

Dalian

Aries

XuanzangXuanzang
(Scholar)

0602 AD

05 February 0664

Luoyang, China

Li BaiLi Bai
(Poet)

0701 AD

0762 AD

Suyab

Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
(Prince)

21 October 1328

24 June 1398

Fengyang County, Chuzhou, China

Libra

ZhuangziZhuangzi
(Philosopher,Writer)

0369 BC

0286 BC

Mengcheng County, Bozhou, China

Stanley HoStanley Ho
(Politician, Entrepreneur)

25 November 1921

British Hong Kong

Sagittarius

Chien-Shiung WuChien-Shiung Wu
(Physicist)

31 May 1912

16 February 1997

Liuhe, Taicang, China

Gemini

Lu XunLu Xun
(Writer, Essayist, Poet, Literary critic, Esperantist)

25 September 1881

19 October 1936

Shaoxing

Libra

Wong Fei-hungWong Fei-hung
(Physician, Acupuncturist)

09 July 1847

25 March 1924

Foshan

Cancer

MoziMozi

China

Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Ching-kuo
(Politician)

27 April 1910

13 January 1988

Zhejiang

Taurus

Wang MangWang Mang

Daoguang EmperorDaoguang Emperor

16 September 1782

25 February 1850

Forbidden City

Virgo

Xiang YuXiang Yu
Elaine Ng Yi-LeiElaine Ng Yi-Lei
(Actor)

23 September 1972

Hong Kong

Virgo

Hawick LauHawick Lau
(Singer, Actor)

13 October 1974

Hong Kong

Libra

Liu XiangLiu Xiang
(hurdler, athletics competitor)

13 July 1983

Putuo District, Shanghai

Cancer

Shang YangShang Yang

Yang JiangYang Jiang
(Writer)

17 July 1911

25 May 2016

Beijing

Cancer

Tongzhi EmperorTongzhi Emperor

27 April 1856

12 January 1875

Forbidden City

Taurus

Ip ChingIp Ching
(martial artist)

1936 AD

Foshan

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Historian, Journalist, Writer)

28 March 1968

09 November 2004

Princeton

Aries

Li SiLi Si

Su ShiSu Shi
(Poet, Writer, Painter)

08 January 1037

24 August 1101

Meishan

Capricorn

Huang ShengyiHuang Shengyi
(actor, entrepreneur, singer,model)

12 February 1983

Shanghai

Aquarius

Li LiliLi Lili
(Actor, Singer)

02 June 1915

07 August 2005

Beijing

Gemini

Chen-Ning YangChen-Ning Yang
(physicist, university teacher, theoretical physicist)

22 September 1922

Hefei

Virgo

Zhang SanfengZhang Sanfeng
Xi ZhongxunXi Zhongxun
(Politician)

15 October 1913

24 May 2002

Fuping County

Libra

Zhang HengZhang Heng
(cartographer, mathematician, astronomer, anthropologist, mechanical engineer, philosopher)

0078 AD

0139 AD

Nanyang

Bao ZhengBao Zheng
(Judge)

11 April 0999

20 May 1062

Feidong County

Aries

Zhu XiZhu Xi
Dickson PoonDickson Poon
(Businessperson)

19 June 1956

1800s–1930s in Hong Kong

Gemini

Shen KuoShen Kuo
(physicist, cartographer, mathematician, astronomer, poet)

1031 AD

1095 AD

Hangzhou

Li HongzhangLi Hongzhang
(Diplomat, Mandarin)

15 February 1823

07 November 1901

Hefei

Aquarius

Rebiya KadeerRebiya Kadeer
(human rights activist, businessperson)

21 January 1947

Altay

Aquarius

Chen DuxiuChen Duxiu
(Politician, Professor, Philosopher, Journalist)

08 October 1879

27 May 1942

Q9328148

Libra

Ling JihuaLing Jihua
(politician)

30 September 1956

Pinglu County

Libra

Shiing-Shen ChernShiing-Shen Chern
(Mathematician, University teacher)

26 October 1911

03 December 2004

Jiaxing

Scorpio

Wang ZhizhiWang Zhizhi
(basketball player)

08 July 1977

Beijing

Cancer

Li XiannianLi Xiannian
(Politician)

23 June 1909

21 June 1992

Hong'an County

Cancer

Zuo ZongtangZuo Zongtang

10 November 1812

05 September 1885

Xiangyin County

Scorpio

The teachings of the ancient philosopher Confucius laid the foundation for the rich cultural and political heritage of China. His philosophy emphasized on morality, social relationships, justice and sincerity—qualities that the Chinese uphold to this day. From time immemorial Chinese scientists, mathematicians and doctors have made important inventions and discoveries. The contributions of the Chinese to the areas of astronomy, surgery, science and technology, and philosophy have been immense. The modern Chinese are following in the footsteps of their illustrious forefathers in making their homeland proud and enriching the whole of the world with their good works. Browse this section to read all about the famous Chinese who helped shape the world.

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