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Zongtang, Zuo

Born: 1812 AD
Died: 1885 AD

1812 Birth of the Chinese general and statesman


1644-1911 – Helped revitalize the foundering Qing Dynasty


                     – With Li Hongzhang and Zeng Guofan he quelled the Taiping Rebellion, subsequently becoming governor of his native Hunan province, governor-general of Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, military commander in campaigns against the Nein and Chinese Muslim rebellions, and court advisor on a wide range of subjects. An advocate of modernization for Chinese military, Zuo arranged the foreign purchase and domestic manufacture of modern arms


1866 – He founded an arsenal, navy yard, and technical school at Fuxou


1885 – Died on September 5