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Zhang Zuolin

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1928 AD

1873 – A Chinese warlord was born
1911 – He rose from enlisted soldier to become military governor of his native Fengtian province.
1918 – He controlled the other two province of Manchuria.
1926 – He occupied Beijing, known as the Tiger of Manchuria.  

1928 – Expelled from the city by the Kuomintang’s northern expedition.
1928 – Zhang died as a result of a bomb attack on his train by Japanese officers possibly hoping to provoke Japanese occupation on Manchuria.