Born:
December 26, 1893
Died:
September 9, 1976
Age:
82
Bio of Mao at the official Communist Party of China web site:
Summary

Mao Zedong (/ˈmaʊ (d)zəˈdʊŋ/; December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. His theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

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