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Zhang Zuolin

1875 - 1928

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Zhang Zuolin (traditional Chinese: 張作霖; simplified Chinese: 张作霖; pinyin: Zhāng Zuòlín; Wade–Giles: Chang Tso-lin; March 19, 1875 – June 4, 1928), courtesy name Yuting (雨亭), nicknamed Zhang Laogang (張老疙瘩), 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 588,352 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Zhang Zuolin is the 2,956th most popular politician (down from 2,694th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from China (down from 214th in 2019) and the 146th 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 2,956 out of 15,577Before him are Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Robert II, Count of Flanders, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Tahmasp II, Justa Grata Honoria, and Humbert I, Count of Savoy. After him are John Sherman, Gordian II, Thusnelda, Gudrun Burwitz, Taira no Kiyomori, and Louise of Lorraine.

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Among people born in 1875, Zhang Zuolin ranks 29Before him are Giovanni Gentile, Antonio Machado, John Buchan, D. W. Griffith, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, and Henri Lebesgue. After him are Edgar Wallace, Mihály Károlyi, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Cléo de Mérode, Mistinguett, and Sisowath Monivong. Among people deceased in 1928, Zhang Zuolin ranks 17Before him are Johannes Fibiger, Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Italo Svevo. After him are Luigi Cadorna, Stjepan Radić, Reinhard Scheer, Loie Fuller, Giovanni Giolitti, and Li Yuanhong.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Zuolin ranks 225 out of 1,392Before him are Külüg Khan (1281), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Wei Yan (200), Ching Shih (1775), Abaoji (872), and Wang Yangming (1472). After him are Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Bi Sheng (990), Ban Gu (32), Empress Wanrong (1906), and Zhao Bing (1271).


Among politicians born in China, Zhang Zuolin ranks 146Before him are Emperor Qinzong (1100), Zhang Xueliang (1901), Külüg Khan (1281), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Wei Yan (200), and Abaoji (872). After him are Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Empress Wanrong (1906), Zhao Bing (1271), Pujie (1907), Di Renjie (630), and Guo Jia (170).