Chinese History

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 729

  • 2333-10-03 BC State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao
  • 0781-06-04 BC Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
  • 0202-02-28 BC Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
  • 0141-03-09 BC Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne of the Han Dynasty in China and rules for 54 years
  • 0185-12-07 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)
  • 0221-03-15 Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claiming legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty
  • 0607-08-01 Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
  • 0618-06-18 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China
  • 0626-07-02 Incident at Xuanwu Gate: in fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng
  • 0626-09-04 Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour
  • 0631-06-11 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000
  • 0660-07-09 Battle of Hwangsanbeol: At Nonsan, China a 50,000 strong Silla force led by general Kim Yu-shin annihilate the army of Baekje and kill their leader general Gyebaek.
  • 0663-08-27 Battle of Baekgang: Tang Chinese and Silla Korean forces defeat Korean Baekje forces and their Yamato Japanese allies on the Geum River in Korea; - no Japanese invasion of Korea for 900 years
  • 0706-07-02 Remains of Chinese Emperor Gaozong, his wife Empress Wu Zetian and family members interred in Qianling Mausoleum by Emperor Zhongzong, outside Chang'an on Mount Liangshan
  • 0755-12-16 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • 0758-06-11 Diplomatic dispute at Tang Chinese capital Chang'an when Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks both arrive to offer tribute. Settlement reached when both enter at same time through two different gates.
  • 0762-11-20 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire
  • 0764-11-12 Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, capital of Chinese Tang Dynasty, occupy for fifteen days
  • 0765-12-31 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
  • 0835-12-14 Chinese Emperor Wenzong conspires with chancellor Li Xun and general Zheng Zhu to kill all the eunuchs, but the plot is foiled. Also known as the Sweet Dew Incident
  • 0960-02-04 Coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of the Song, initiating three centuries of Song Dynasty dominance in southern China
  • 0971-01-23 War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han state forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. 1st regular war elephant corps in Chinese army
  • 1006-05-01 Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
  • 1054-07-04 Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers
  • 1126-01-18 Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Qinzong
  • 1181-08-06 Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers
  • 1200-07-01 In China, sunglasses are invented
  • 1228-11-05 Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China

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1260-05-21 Hao Jing, envoy of Mongol leader Kublai Khan imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao at the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong while attempting to negotiate with the Song

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1271-12-18 Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China
  • 1276-06-14 While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.
  • 1279-03-19 A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China
  • 1280-07-27 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple, arrives in Japan from China
  • 1281-08-14 During Kublai Khan's Second Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan
  • 1290-09-27 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
  • 1363-08-30 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty
  • 1363-10-04 End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, one of the largest naval battles in history with 850,000 taking part (approx.)
  • 1368-01-23 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
  • 1384-08-16 Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears case of couple who tore money bills while fighting over them (equal to act of destroying stamped government documents - law necessitated 100 floggings). Hongwu Emperor decides to pardon them.
  • 1405-07-11 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time
  • 1449-09-08 Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor
  • 1461-08-07 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
  • 1498-06-26 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles
  • 1517-08-15 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

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1524-01-17 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China

  • 1556-01-23 Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
  • 1603-10-20 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • 1605-10-03 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • 1626-02-27 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
  • 1633-10-22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
  • 1644-04-29 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking

  • 1661-04-29 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • 1662-02-01 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates
  • 1683-07-16 Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
  • 1689-09-08 China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
  • 1727-10-21 Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
  • 1740-10-08 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
  • 1740-10-09 Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
  • 1755-06-30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 1784-02-22 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY
  • 1786-06-10 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • 1788-12-19 Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
  • 1789-02-01 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
  • 1790-11-11 Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
  • 1837-09-21 Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores
  • 1839-08-23 British capture Hong Kong from China
  • 1839-09-05 The First Opium War begins in China
  • 1839-11-03 First Opium War - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
  • 1841-01-20 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
  • 1842-08-29 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
  • 1843-10-20 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
  • 1845-05-03 Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton, China
  • 1848-02-02 1st ship load of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco
  • 1852-01-03 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1852-12-23 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
  • 1854-11-28 Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
  • 1856-09-02 Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China.
  • 1856-10-08 The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River

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1857-02-18 Chinese residents in the fledging state of Sarawak rebel against the "White Rajah" James Brooke

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1857-03-03 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
  • 1858-06-29 Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
  • 1860-09-21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
  • 1868-03-31 Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China
  • 1869-03-11 The West first learns of the Giant Panda via French missionary Armand David who receives a skin from a hunter
  • 1871-10-24 Mob in Los Angeles, California hangs 18 Chinese
  • 1875-01-12 Kwang-su becomes Emperor of China
  • 1881-02-24 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • 1882-05-06 Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
  • 1882-09-03 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
  • 1884-07-05 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
  • 1885-09-02 In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
  • 1885-11-03 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses

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1886-02-09 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1886-03-01 The Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • 1886-07-24 China takes British protectorate of Burma
  • 1887-09-28 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people
  • 1890-04-06 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • 1890-04-27 French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan
  • 1891-02-18 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
  • 1891-02-24 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 324


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0551-09-28 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher and founder of Confucianism, born in Zou, Lu state, China (d. ~479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius
  • 0598-01-28 Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China (626-49), born at Wugong (d. 649)
  • 0772-03-01 Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow
  • 1010-05-30 Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
  • 1032-02-16 Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
  • 1036-12-19 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
  • 1037-01-25 Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]
  • 1048-05-25 Emperor Shenzong of China (d. 1085)
  • 1077-01-04 Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
  • 1082-06-07 Huizong, 8th Emperor of Song Dynasty of China (d. 1135)
  • 1100-05-23 Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
  • 1107-06-12 Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
  • 1127-11-27 Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
  • 1140-05-28 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)

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1215-09-23 Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (1260-94) and founder of the Yuan dynasty in China (1271-94), born in Monoglia (d. 1294)

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1236-06-06 Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)
  • 1328-09-21 Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
  • 1360-05-02 Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)
  • 1377-12-05 Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
  • 1378-08-16 Hongxi Emperor [Zhu Gaochi], fourth Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China, born in Nanjing, China (d. 1425)
  • 1398-02-25 Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
  • 1427-11-29 Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1428-09-21 Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
  • 1447-12-09 Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)
  • 1491-10-26 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1521)
  • 1507-09-16 Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
  • 1528-11-12 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, born in Luqiao
  • 1552-10-06 Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1610)
  • 1563-09-04 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1582-08-28 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, born in Beijing (d. 1620)
  • 1587-01-05 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • 1605-10-03 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
  • 1606-09-22 Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)

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1611-02-06 Chongzhen, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China, born in Beijing (d. 1644)

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen
  • 1636-11-11 Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
  • 1638-03-15 Shunzhi Emperor of China (1644-1661) Third Qing Emperor, born in Shengjing (d. 1661)
  • 1640-06-05 Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
  • 1654-05-04 Kangxi Emperor of China (d. 1722)
  • 1678-12-13 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
  • 1688-07-19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • 1695-06-06 Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese
  • 1711-09-25 Qianlong Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing, China (d. 1799)
  • 1760-11-13 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1820)
  • 1782-09-16 Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
  • 1794-04-23 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
  • 1811-05-11 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese-Thai Siamese twins, born in Samutsongkram, Thailand (d. 1874)
  • 1811-11-21 Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
  • 1814-01-01 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • 1823-02-15 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • 1831-07-17 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
  • 1833-01-28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England
  • 1835-11-29 Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)
  • 1852-01-12 Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
  • 1857-03-22 Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • 1859-09-20 Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator
  • 1863-12-22 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
  • 1865-06-26 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)

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1866-11-12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, born in Xiangshan [now Zhongshan], Guangdong, Qing Dynasty (d. 1925)

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • 1867-09-07 Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
  • 1868-01-11 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
  • 1868-10-16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • 1872-07-28 Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
  • 1873-02-23 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1878-10-29 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II)
  • 1881-09-25 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • 1883-03-19 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
  • 1884-05-05 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
  • 1885-01-15 Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
  • 1885-01-16 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • 1886-03-05 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)

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1887-10-31 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1887-12-25 John Davidson, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc, Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1888-10-06 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)
  • 1889-08-19 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
  • 1890-02-02 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • 1890-03-03 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario (d. 1939)

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1890-05-19 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), born in Nghệ An Province, French Indochina (d. 1969)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1890-12-28 Frank Butler, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • 1892-06-26 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • 1892-11-16 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1893-01-27 Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)

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1893-12-26 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), born in Shaoshan, Hunan (d. 1976)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1894-07-18 Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
  • 1894-10-22 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • 1895-03-03 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • 1895-07-19 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • 1895-12-04 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
  • 1896-03-22 He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • 1896-07-04 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • 1896-09-10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1897-01-15 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)

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1897-03-05 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), born in Shanghai (d. 2003)

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling
  • 1897-04-28 Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1897-12-02 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China)

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1898-03-05 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1898-03-10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1898-04-03 Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • 1898-05-18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • 1899-02-03 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings


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1915-10-25 Leader of China's 1911 revolution Sun Yat-sen (48) weds second wife Soong Ching-ling

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-08-08 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

HeartWedding of Interest

1927-12-01 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong Mei-ling (28) in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

HeartWedding of Interest

1938-11-28 Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1992-01-18 Chinese-American actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
  • 1996-02-15 Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages
  • 1996-12-30 "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-07-12 "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-09-19 Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 2006-09-18 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
  • 2007-07-12 World's tallest man who measures 7'9" Bao Xishun (56) weds Xia Shujian (28) in a traditional Mongolian ceremony at the tomb of Kublai Khan in Beijing, China
  • 2007-08-06 NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai
  • 2012-08-09 "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-08-18 Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-11-17 Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 2015-10-08 Actress Angelababy (26) weds long-term boyfriend Huang Xiaoming in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 177


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0210-09-10 BC Qin Shi Huang, Founder of the Qin dynasty and 1st emperor of a unified China (220 - 210 BC), dies reportedly from ingesting mercury pills meant to make him immortal at 49

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
  • 0195-06-01 BC Gaozu of Han, Emperor of China (202-195 BC), founder of Han Dynasty
  • 0635-06-25 Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)
  • 0649-07-10 Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China (626-49), dies at 51
  • 0705-12-16 Wu Zetian, Chinese Empress (690-705) - only woman to rule China (b. 625)
  • 0808-08-03 P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China
  • 0976-11-14 T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
  • 1063-04-30 Emperor Renzong of China (b. 1010)
  • 1067-01-25 Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1072-09-22 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1085-04-01 Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)
  • 1100-02-23 Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)
  • 1101-07-28 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1135-06-04 Huizong, 8th Emperor of Song Dynasty of China, dies at 53
  • 1141-12-29 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
  • 1161-06-14 Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
  • 1187-11-09 Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
  • 1194-06-28 Emperor Xiaozong of Song China (b. 1127)
  • 1227-07-23 Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
  • 1278-05-08 Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)
  • 1279-03-19 Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
  • 1283-01-09 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)

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1294-02-18 Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (1260-94) and founder of the Yuan dynasty in China (1271-94), dies at 78

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1398-06-24 Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328)
  • 1402-07-13 Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
  • 1424-08-12 Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
  • 1425-05-29 Hongxi Emperor [Zhu Gaochi], fourth Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China, dies at 46
  • 1435-01-31 Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398)
  • 1457-03-14 Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)
  • 1464-02-23 Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)
  • 1487-09-09 Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • 1505-06-08 Hongzhi, Emperor of China (b. 1470)
  • 1521-04-20 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, dies at 29
  • 1567-01-23 Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507)
  • 1588-01-17 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, dies at 59
  • 1610-05-11 Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), dies at 57
  • 1620-08-18 Wanli, Emperor of China (b. 1563)
  • 1620-09-26 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, dies at 38
  • 1630-01-13 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1641-03-08 Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)

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1644-04-25 Chongzhen, last Ming Emperor of China, commits suicide at 33

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen
  • 1650-12-31 Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)
  • 1661-02-05 Shunzhi Emperor of China (1644-1661) Third Qing Emperor, dies of smallpox at 22
  • 1661-08-07 Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1678-10-02 Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them
  • 1715-02-25 Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
  • 1722-12-20 Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)
  • 1735-10-08 Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)
  • 1754-12-12 Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
  • 1799-02-07 Qianlong, Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, dies at 87
  • 1799-02-22 Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
  • 1820-09-02 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, dies at 59
  • 1834-08-01 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • 1850-02-25 Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
  • 1861-08-22 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  • 1864-06-01 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
  • 1870-08-21 Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821)
  • 1872-03-12 Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (b. 1811)
  • 1874-01-17 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, die at 62
  • 1894-09-17 Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
  • 1901-02-26 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 1901-02-26 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 1901-11-07 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • 1908-11-14 Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
  • 1908-11-15 Empress Dowager Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies at 72
  • 1910-09-14 Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
  • 1913-03-20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • 1913-03-22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1914-06-30 Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
  • 1916-06-06 Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
  • 1918-05-03 Charlie Soong, Chinese Methodist missionary and key player in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, dies at 55
  • 1920-12-16 Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies

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1925-03-12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, dies of liver cancer at 58

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • 1926-03-01 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1928-06-03 Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • 1928-06-07 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • 1929-01-19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1929-09-30 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
  • 1931-11-19 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)

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1934-03-15 Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1936-10-19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  • 1940-03-05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
  • 1942-01-22 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death). dies at 30
  • 1944-11-13 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35), dies
  • 1946-03-17 Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
  • 1946-10-12 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies
  • 1952-01-11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • 1953-07-22 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), dies from heart problems at 55
  • 1953-09-26 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
  • 1957-09-16 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • 1961-02-03 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese American movie star (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 56
  • 1961-03-16 Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)
  • 1961-08-08 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
  • 1962-07-30 Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1962-08-15 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • 1962-11-26 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • 1965-03-05 Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • 1967-05-06 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • 1967-06-10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76
  • 1967-10-17 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61