Zhang Zuolin

1875 - 1928

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Zhang Zuolin (simplified Chinese: 张作霖; traditional Chinese: 張作霖; pinyin: Zhāng Zuòlín; Wade–Giles: Chang Tso-lin; 19 March 1875 – 4 June 1928) was an influential Chinese bandit, soldier, and warlord during the Warlord Era in China. The warlord of Manchuria from 1916 to 1928, and the military dictator of the Republic of China in 1927 and 1928, he rose from banditry to power and influence. Backed by Japan, Zhang successfully influenced politics in the Republic of China during the early 1920s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Zuolin has received more than 449,551 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Zhang Zuolin is the 2,699th most popular politician (down from 2,635th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from China (down from 211th in 2019) and the 134th most popular Chinese Politician.

Zhang Zuolin was a warlord who controlled the northeast of China. He was most famous for being overthrown by the Kuomintang in 1928.

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Among politicians, Zhang Zuolin ranks 2,699 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Quirinius, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Burebista, and Telamon. After him are Anastasius Bibliothecarius, Yejong of Joseon, Thomas Palaiologos, William Wilberforce, William II of Holland, and Stanley Baldwin.

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Among people born in 1875, Zhang Zuolin ranks 27Before him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Antonio Machado, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan, Paul Landowski, and Henry Hallett Dale. After him are D. W. Griffith, Henri Lebesgue, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Hiram Bingham III, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, and Thomas Burke. Among people deceased in 1928, Zhang Zuolin ranks 16Before him are Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Loie Fuller, and Franz Stuck. After him are Luigi Cadorna, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Reinhard Scheer, Stjepan Radić, Italo Svevo, and Álvaro Obregón.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Zuolin ranks 214 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), Lin Zexu (1785), Kang Youwei (1858), Tao Yuanming (365), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), and Gan Ning (175). After him are Zhang Jue (200), Liu Xiaobo (1955), Emperor Ming of Han (28), Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), John Woo (1946), and Cao Ren (168).


Among politicians born in China, Zhang Zuolin ranks 134Before him are Emperor Ling of Han (156), Kaidu (1230), Emperor Taizong of Song (939), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), Lin Zexu (1785), and 3rd Dalai Lama (1543). After him are Emperor Ming of Han (28), Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), Liu Biao (142), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), and Zhang Xueliang (1901).