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Zedong Mao (1893–1976)

Tse-tung Mao, along with Yat-sen Sun and Kai-Shek Chiang, was one of the most important figures to modern Chinese history. Born to a peasant family--his father was a farmer--in Shaoshan, China, on December 26, 1893, Mao was raised in the grinding poverty of rural Hunan province, where he developed a hatred of the Imperial Chinese government while ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Peking, China

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The People Between
(1947)
China Strikes Back
(1937)
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Biography Himself
(1995-2000)

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5 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mao Tse-Tung | Mao Tse-tung

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land. See more »

Trivia:

Received Soviet Chairman of the Council of Ministers (i.e. Prime Minister) Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) in his swimming pool to show his defiance for the latter. During the meeting, Mao asked Khrushchev to jump into the pool and swim with him. Khrushchev was extremely embarrassed as he didn't have a swimming suit with him at the time. See more »

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The Great Helmsman See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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