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Zongtang, Zuo

Born: 1812 AD
Died: 1885 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Military Officer


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


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