Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Zeng Guoquan

Zeng Guoquan 1856 follow his old brother Zeng Guofan, was an eminent Han Chinese official, military general, and devout Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty in China. He raised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the stability of Qing Dynasty along with other prominent figures, including Zuo Zongtang and Li Hongzhang, setting the scene for the era later known as the "Tongzhi Restoration"(同治中兴),he was Zeng Guofan 9th youngest brother so nicknamed "General 9", and lead main forces 60,000 occupied the Nanjing in 1864, killed Nanjing 100,000 people, rob worth 200 million USD goods and another nicknamed butcher Zeng by Nanjing people till today .

Early life

Born a native of Xiangxiang, Hunan in 1824, Zeng Zicheng was the grandson of Zeng Yiping, a prosperous farmer with social and political ambitions.

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