Deng Xiaoping

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Birthday
22, 1904
Birthplace
Guang'an, China
Death Date
Feb 19, 1997 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1904
Birthplace
Guang'an, China
Death Date
Feb 19, 1997 (92)

About

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 is credited with helping China become one of the fastest growing economies during the end of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He participated in a French work-study program.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He was married three times; his third wife, Zhuo Lin, married him in 1939 in Mao's cave dwelling.

Associated With

Jiang Zemin was his successor.