Chiang Ching-kuo

1910 - 1988

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Chiang Ching-kuo (27 April 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a politician of the Republic of China after its retreat to Taiwan. The eldest and only biological son of former president Chiang Kai-shek, he held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiang Ching-kuo has received more than 844,588 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Chiang Ching-kuo is the 2,023rd most popular politician (up from 2,071st in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from China (up from 163rd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Chinese Politician.

Chiang Ching-kuo was the son of Chiang Kai-shek and the second president of the Republic of China. He is most famous for his role in modernizing Taiwan's economy and society, as well as for his authoritarian rule.

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Among politicians, Chiang Ching-kuo ranks 2,023 out of 15,710Before him are Julius Martov, Ibrahim Rugova, Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Odilo Globočnik, and Lucilla. After him are Pang Tong, Öljaitü, Heinz Fischer, Tamar, Urraca of León, and Emperor Daizong of Tang.

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Among people born in 1910, Chiang Ching-kuo ranks 24Before him are Gerda Taro, William Hanna, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, Samuel Barber, and William Shockley. After him are Lee Byung-chul, Helenio Herrera, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nathuram Godse, Dominique Pire, and Joseph Kasa-Vubu. Among people deceased in 1988, Chiang Ching-kuo ranks 13Before him are Chet Baker, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Roy Orbison. After him are Raymond Carver, Felix Wankel, Virginia Satir, Luis Barragán, Juan Pujol García, and John Holmes.

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Among people born in China, Chiang Ching-kuo ranks 161 out of 1,186Before him are Wu Sangui (1612), Taichang Emperor (1582), King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Kumārajīva (343), and Li Ka-shing (1928). After him are Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), Wen Jiabao (1942), Yuan Shu (155), Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), and Zhu De (1886).


Among politicians born in China, Chiang Ching-kuo ranks 102Before him are Diaochan (null), Songtsen Gampo (604), Wang Jingwei (1883), Taichang Emperor (1582), King Wen of Zhou (-1112), and Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895). After him are Pang Tong (179), Emperor Daizong of Tang (727), Wen Jiabao (1942), Yuan Shu (155), Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), and Zhu De (1886).