Chiang Kai-shek

1887 - 1975

Chiang Kai-shek

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 between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in Taiwan until his death. 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 Soviet and communist (Communist Party of China: CPC) help, 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 5,806,353 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 7 out of 1,194Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, and Spartacus. After him are Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Themistocles, and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell.

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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, Erich von Manstein, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz. Among people deceased in 1975, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 2Before him is Francisco Franco. After him are Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ivo Andrić, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Haile Selassie, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Umm Kulthum, and Josephine Baker.

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Among people born in China, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 6 out of 921Before him are Confucius (-551), Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), and Laozi (-604). After him are Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).


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), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Ce (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169).

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