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Zhang Xueliang

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 2001 AD
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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)