Chiang Kai-shek

1887 - 1975

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Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975), also known as Chiang Chung-cheng and romanized via Mandarin as Chiang Chieh-shih and Jiang Jieshi, was a Chinese Nationalist politician, revolutionary and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China from 1928 until 1949 in mainland China and then in Taiwan until his death in 1975. Born in Chekiang (Zhejiang) Province, Chiang was a member of the Kuomintang (KMT) and a lieutenant of Sun Yat-sen in the revolution to overthrow the Beiyang government and reunify China. With help from the Soviets and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chiang organized the military for Sun's Canton Nationalist Government and headed the Whampoa Military Academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiang Kai-shek has received more than 7,913,847 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Chiang Kai-shek is the 12th most popular military personnel (down from 7th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from China (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Chiang Kai-shek was the leader of the Kuomintang and the Republic of China from 1928 to 1975. He was a nationalist who led China through much of the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, and the Chinese Civil War.

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Among military personnels, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 12 out of 1,466Before him are Charles de Gaulle, Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, and William Wallace. After him are Themistocles, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Cao Cao, Heinz Guderian, Erich von Manstein, and Prince Eugene of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1887, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 2Before him is Le Corbusier. After him are Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Vidkun Quisling. Among people deceased in 1975, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 2Before him is Francisco Franco. After him are Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aristotle Onassis, Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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Among people born in China, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 9 out of 1,186Before him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), and Zheng He (1387). After him are Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), and Cao Cao (155).


Among military personnels born in China, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 1After him are Cao Cao (155), Guan Yu (162), Lü Bu (161), Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169).