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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 »


(age 82) in Peking, China

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 1972 Nach Peking und zurück (TV Movie documentary)
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 1951 The New China (Documentary)
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 1947 The People Between (Documentary)
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 1937 China Strikes Back (Documentary short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chairman Mao | Mao | Mao Tse-Tung | Mao Tse-tung | Mao Zedong


5' 9¾" (1.77 m)


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Considered by many to have been the single most powerful leader in the world's history, as absolute ruler of one-fourth of humankind, whose voice was revered as divine revelation and who has successfully brainwashed/convinced most of his dissidents into believing that it was they, not he, who were wrong, during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a period in which his "Little Red Book" outsold ... See more »


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