Chinese Zodiac Signs and Famous People

Famous People Who Belong to Rat

Shakespeare (1564-1616), a British playwright and poet.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), a British statesman who was British prime minister in 1940-45 and 1951-55. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

Louis Armstrong (American jazz musician).

Wang Mang, (45 BC-23 AD), courtesy name Jujun, founded the Xin (or Hsin, meaning “new” Dynasty) in Chinese history.

Zhuangzi, also known as Zhuang Zhou, a Mongolian of Ningguo, was a famous Chinese philosopher, thinker and littérateur during the Warring States period.

Wei Zheng, from Guantao County of Hebei Province, was a famous politician from the Tang Dynasty and a blunt and loyal minister through the ages.

Du Fu, courtesy name Zimei, was a great poet of the Tang Dynasty. He was born in a lower bureaucratic family in Gong County of Henan Province in 712 AD.

Famous People Who Belong to Ox

Emperor Jing of Han (188 BC-141 BC), an emperor of the Western Han Dynasty.

Huo Qubing (140 BC-117 BC), a famous general of the Western Han Dynasty.

Liu Bei (161-223), Emperor Zhaolie of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period.

Li Bai (701-762), a great poet of the Tang Dynasty.

Liu Zongyuan (773-819), one of the “Eight Great Men of Letters” in the Tang and Song dynasties, was a littérateur and thinker in the Tang Dynasty.

Su Shi (1037-1101), one of the “Eight Great Men of Letters” in the Tang and Song dynasties, was a literary giant and calligrapher in the Northern Song Dynasty.

Dante (1265-1321), an Italian poet.

Louis XIII (1601-1643), the King of France.

Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), a militarist and statesman of France.

Famous People Who Belong to Tiger

Emperor Qin Shihuang (259 BC-210 BC).

Zhang Heng (78 AD-139 AD), an astronomer of the Eastern Han Dynasty.

Wei Yuan (1794-1857), a scholar, thinker and patriot of the Qing Dynasty.

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), a proletarian revolutionist, statesman and militarist.

Evander Holyfield, an American professional boxer.

Rasheed Wallace, an American professional basketball player.

Famous People Who Belong to Rabbit

Liu Xun, Emperor Xuan of Han (born in 90 BC).

Qianlong (1711-1799), the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

Einstein, an American physicist, thinker and philosopher.

David Beckham, a football player from England.

Michael Jordan, a famous basketball player for the NBA in America.

Famous People Who Belong to Dragon

Zhu Yuanzhang, born in 1328 AD, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

Ban Chao, born in 32 AD, was a famous militarist and diplomat of the Eastern Han Dynasty.

Tsai Yuan-Pei (1868-1940), a Chinese revolutionist, educator and statesman.

Guo Moruo (1892-1978), from Shandong County of Sichuan Province, was a famous writer, poet, historian, playwright, archaeologist and ancient writing expert.

Deng Xiaoping, born in 1904, one of the main leaders of the People’s Republic of China.

Vladimir Putin, born in 1952, President of Russia.

Ariel Sharon, born in 1928, President of Israel.

Famous People Who Belong to Snake

Liu Bang (256 BC-195 BC), the first emperor of the Western Han Dynasty.

Zu Chongzhi (429 AD-500 AD), a famous Chinese mathematician and scientist.

Kangxi (1654-1722), the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

Lu Xun (1881-1936), an influential writer in China in the twentieth century.

Mao Zedong (1893-1976), the top leader of the People’s Republic of China.

Famous People Who Belong to Horse

The second emperor of Qin (230 BC-207 BC), or Ying Huhai, was the youngest son of Qin Shihuang.

Emperor An of Han, or Liu Hu (94 AD-125 AD), the sixth emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty.

Zhang Daoling (34 AD-156 AD), the founder of Taoism.

Genghis Khan (1162-1227), known as the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, was the leader of the Mongol Empire.

Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1678-1735), the fourth son of Emperor Kangxi.

Famous People Who Belong to Sheep

Liu Xun, or Emperor Xuan of Han (91 BC-49 BC), the emperor of the Western Han Dynasty.

Li Shimin, or Emperor Taizong of Tang (599-649), the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty.

Cao Cao (155-220), a famous statesman, militarist and littérateur in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.

Yue Fei (1103-1142), a famous general of the Southern Song Dynasty who opposed the Jin Dynasty.

Zeng Guofan (1811-1872), a minister of the Qing Dynasty and leader of the Hunan Army.

Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), a minister of the late Qing Dynasty and leader of the Westernization Group.

Famous People Who Belong to Rooster

President Lula of Brazil, born on October 27th, 1945, namely in the year of Yiyou of the Chinese lunar calendar, which belongs to the Rooster sign.

Chandrika Kumaratunga (born in June, 1945), President of Sri Lanka.

Liu Che, or Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC-87 BC).

Zhuge Liang (181-234), a famous statesman and militarist in the Three Kingdoms period.

Mozi (468 BC-376 BC), an outstanding thinker and scientist; the founder of Mohism.

Mencius (390 BC-305 BC), a statesman, thinker and educator in the Warring States period.

Famous People Who Belong to Dog

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), the founder of Confucian school.

Sun Quan (182 BC-252 BC), the Wu Emperor in the Three Kingdoms period.

Li Yuan, known as Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566-635), the first emperor of the Tang Dynasty.

Hai Rui (1514-1587), a famous statesman of the Hui ethnic group in the mid-Ming Dynasty, was an honest and upright minister and gained unprecedented public approval.

Hong Xiuquan (1814-1864), the leader of the Taiping Rebellion, declared himself “Heavenly King”.

Famous People Who Belong to Pig

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), the leader of the British bourgeois revolution in the 17th century, a statesman and militarist.

Henry Ford, an American automotive engineer and entrepreneur, the founder of Ford Motor Company.

Thomas Mann, a German novelist and essayist.

Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist.

Hillary Clinton, the First Lady of the United States.

Lao She (1899-1966), an excellent writer in modern Chinese times.