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Zhu, De; 1886-1976   (view)   (view in production)

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"(This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhu (Chu).) Zhu De (Chu Teh; Chinese: 朱德; pinyin: Zhū Dé; pronounced [ʈʂú tɤ̌]; 1 December 1886 – 6 July 1976) was a Chinese general, warlord, politician, revolutionary, and one of the pioneers of the Communist Party of China. Born poor in 1886 in Sichuan, Zhu was adopted by a wealthy uncle at age nine; this prosperity provided him a superior early education that led to his admission into a military academy. After his time at the academy, he joined a rebel army, and soon became a warlord. It was after this period that he adopted communism. He ascended through the ranks of the Red Army as it closed in on securing the nation. By the time China was under Mao's control, Zhu was a high-ranking official within the Communist Party of China. He served as Commander-in-Chief during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1955, Zhu became one of the Ten Marshals of the People's Liberation Army, of which he is regarded as the principal founder. Zhu remained a prominent political figure until his death in 1976. As the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 1975 to 1976, Zhu was the head of state of the People's Republic of China." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1886-1976
Clippings: 1949-1976
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118666177
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q22513
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Zhu_De
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/222109395

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