Zhu De Fact Sheet: Who was Zhu De? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Zhu De.
Zhu De Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1886 - 1976 *** Full Name: Zhu De *** Occupation: Chinese General, Warlord, Politician, Revolutionary and one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party *** Date of Birth: Zhu De was born on December 1st 1886 *** Place of Birth: Zhu De was born in Yilong County, Sichuan, Qing Dynasty *** Family background: His family were of rather poor origins and tenant farmers *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with seven siblings of fourteen children born to his parents. The family moved from the Hunan and Guangdong province to Sichuan during a time of migration *** Education: Zhu De was educated, albeit the family’s means were meager, they pooled their money together to send him to a private school. He also went on to attend the Sichuan High School ***
Zhu De Fact 1: Zhu De was born on December 1st 1886 and during the 19th century period in history when many empires across the globe collapsed, the Spanish, first and second French, Holy Roman, Mughal and Chinese but the British and Russian Empires, the United States and German Empire where on the rise.
Zhu De Fact 2: When Zhu was just nine years old his uncle, a prosperous man of political influence and financially wealthy, adopted him and managed to gain access for him to attend the Yunnan Military Academy.
Zhu De Fact 3: After graduating he went back to teach as a gym instructor at the Yilong primary school but the school would not like his political teaching and views so he was dismissed.
Zhu De Fact 4: At that point he entered the Military Academy at also joined the secret political society of Tongmenghui.
Zhu De Fact 8: With the backing of his troops he decided to consolidate his force and became a warlord.
Zhu De Fact 9: During 1920 his troops were beaten back from Sichuan and towards the Tibetan border. It was also around this time that his second wife and young child would be murdered by a rival war lord and it was this event that was the catalyst to him trying to join the Chinese Communist Party but due his own warlord standing the rejected him.
Zhu De Fact 10: Having decided to travel to German he spent time studying at the Gottingen University in 1925 but as a result of meeting Zhou Enlai and his role in several student protests he was expelled from Germany.
Zhu De Fact 14: As the leader of such a force of men came with enormous prestige and some locals peasants attributed him with having supernatural abilities.
Zhu De Fact 15: During both conflicts, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War De would hold the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Red Army.
Zhu De Fact 16: By 1949 Zhu De had become the People’s Liberation Army’s Commonader-in-Chief and it is for this reason he has become known at the founder. He also became Vice-Chairman of the Communist Party and Vice-Chairman of the People’s Republic of China.
Zhu De Fact 17: Over the next several years Zhu would support the wrong men and found himself dismissed from the Central Military Commission. He would also find himself dismissed from the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of Chine and all activity of the National People’s Congress was stopped.
Zhu De Fact 18: Although he would continue to be a leading statesman up until his death.
Zhu De Fact 19: Zhu De died on July 6th 1976 in Beijing aged eighty nine years. His body was cremated.
Influence & Legacy: His legacy would be of a man who stood up for what he believed in and was not afraid to back that belief with force. He was a great Marxist, military strategist, proletarian revolutionary and statesman.
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