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Zhang Xueliang (also Chang Hsueh-liang)

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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