Mao Tse Tung

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Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Shaoshan, China
Death Date
Sep 9, 1976 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Shaoshan, China
Death Date
Sep 9, 1976 (82)

About

Chinese communist revolutionary who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949 and whose rule is estimated to have caused the deaths of approximately 70 million people.

Before Fame

He became an early member of the Communist Party in China while working at Peking University, where he was studying to be a teacher.

Trivia

In 1956, during his Hundred Flowers Campaign, he encouraged citizens to openly express their opinions of the communist regime but several months later he ordered the executions of hundreds of thousands of people who did just that.

Family Life

His parents were Mao Shun-sheng and Wen Ch'i-mei. He was married four times and had a total of ten children.

Associated With

Early on in life, he was greatly inspired by the teachings of Karl Marx.