Mao Zedong

1893 - 1976

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (; December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which he ruled as the chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment 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 12,863,967 page views. His biography is available in 156 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mao Zedong ranks 23 out of 14,801Before him are David, Hannibal, Benito Mussolini, Suleiman the Magnificent, Constantine the Great, and Otto von Bismarck. After him are Attila, Cicero, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Nero, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Among people born in 1893, Mao Zedong ranks 1After him are Hermann Göring, Joan Miró, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Walter Ulbricht, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Carol II of Romania, Harold Lloyd, 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 Jean Gabin.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mao Zedong ranks 2 out of 921Before him are Confucius (-551). After him are Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), and Sun Yat-sen (1866).


Among politicians born in China, Mao Zedong ranks 1After him are Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

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