Chiang Kai Shek

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Birthday
31, 1887
Birthplace
Xikou, China
Death Date
Apr 5, 1975 (87)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1887
Birthplace
Xikou, China
Death Date
Apr 5, 1975 (87)

About

Head of the Nationalist government in China and Taiwan, known as the Kuomintang, who was defeated in 1949 by Mao Tse Tung's communist army. He is notable for leading China in the Second Sino-Japanese War from 1928 to 1948.

Before Fame

He pursued a military career at a young age, attending the Baoding Military Academy and the Tokyo Shinbu Gakko.

Trivia

After his defeat at the hands of the CPC his government and army retreated to Taiwan, where he imposed martial law and persecuted people critical of his rule in a period known as the "White Terror."

Family Life

He married politician Sun Yat-sen's sister-in-law, Soong May-ling, in Decemeber 1927.

Associated With

The time of his fifth campaign was during the rise of Mao Tse Tung.