Zhang Xueliang

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Born: 1901? AD
Died: 2001 AD.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Military Officer


1898 - Birth of a Chinese warlord

 

1919 - Appointed commander of his father's bodyguards after he graduated from Fengtian Military Academy

 

1921 - Sent to Japan to observe military maneuvers

 

1922 - Became Major General

 

1928 - Succeeded his father as the warlord in Manchuria

 

1936 - Tried to precipitate a military alliance of communist and nationalist for the war with Japan by taking CHIANG KAI-SHEK captive at XIAN

 

- Zhang freed his prisoner after two weeks

 

- He was tried and put under lifetime house arrest by the nationalist government

 

1991 - He was released from the house arrest

 

2001 - Died at 100 (Chinese counting, 101; some sources state 102)

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