MILITARY PERSONNEL

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 Jiang Jieshi, was a Chinese Nationalist politician, revolutionary and military leader, who served as the leader of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1928 to his death in 1975 – until 1949 in mainland China and from then on in Taiwan. After his rule was confined to Taiwan following his defeat by Mao Zedong in the Chinese Civil War, he continued claiming to head the legitimate Chinese government in exile. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiang Kai-shek has received more than 9,089,463 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 114 in 2019). Chiang Kai-shek is the 17th most popular military personnel (down from 12th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from China (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular 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

Among military personnels, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 17 out of 1,468Before him are Themistocles, William Wallace, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, and Erich von Manstein. After him are Heinz Guderian, Arminius, Ratko Mladić, Ptolemy I Soter, Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Cao Cao.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1887, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 6Before him are Le Corbusier, Erwin Schrödinger, Marc Chagall, Charles I of Austria, and Erich von Manstein. After him are Marcel Duchamp, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Arthur Rubinstein, and Bernard Montgomery. Among people deceased in 1975, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 4Before him are Francisco Franco, Hannah Arendt, and Dmitri Shostakovich. After him are Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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In China

Among people born in China, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 17 out of 1,392Before him are Kublai Khan (1215), Sima Qian (-145), Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), and Empress Dowager Cixi (1835). After him are Du Fu (712), Cao Cao (155), Wu Zetian (624), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Ip Man (1893), and Xuanzang (602).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In China

Among military personnels born in China, Chiang Kai-shek ranks 1After him are Cao Cao (155), Lü Bu (161), Guan Yu (162), Zhang Fei (167), Zhao Yun (168), Dong Zhuo (139), Yue Fei (1142), Sun Jian (155), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Ce (175), and Han Xin (-231).