Mao Zedong

1893 - 1976

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Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founding father of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from the establishment of the PRC in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism. Mao was the son of a prosperous peasant in Shaoshan, Hunan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mao Zedong has received more than 17,429,739 page views. His biography is available in 160 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 156 in 2019). Mao Zedong is the 22nd most popular politician (up from 23rd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from China and the most popular Chinese Politician.

Mao Zedong was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Republic of China. He is most famous for being the leader of the People's Republic of China.

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Among politicians, Mao Zedong ranks 22 out of 15,710Before him are Attila, Suleiman the Magnificent, Hannibal, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, and Otto von Bismarck. After him are Tutankhamun, Ulysses S. Grant, Cicero, Commodus, Umar, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Among people born in 1893, Mao Zedong ranks 1After him are Hermann Göring, Joan Miró, Ip Man, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Draža Mihailović. Among people deceased in 1976, Mao Zedong ranks 1After him are Agatha Christie, Martin Heidegger, Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Trofim Lysenko.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mao Zedong ranks 2 out of 1,186Before him are Confucius (-551). After him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-543), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).


Among politicians born in China, Mao Zedong ranks 1After him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).