Leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 to 1992 who is best known for his involvement in the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square.
He participated in a French work-study program.
Though he worked under him his economic policies were very different than Mao Zedong's and when the latter died he led his country towards a market economy.
He was married three times; his third wife, Zhuo Lin, married him in 1939 in Mao's cave dwelling.
Jiang Zemin was his successor.
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