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Zhou Enlai

Zhōu Ēnlái (周恩来; Wade-Giles: Chou En-lai) was born to a well of family in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China on March 5, 1898 and died January 8, 1976. During his life he played a major role in bringing to power the Communist Party of China. In 1949 Zhou Enlai became the first Premier of the People's Republic of China — a post that he held until his death in 1976.

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Name: Zhou Enlai

Pinyin: Zhōu Ēnlái

wade-gyles: Chou En-lai

Simplified Chinese: 周恩来

Traditional Chinese: 周恩來

Date of Birth: 1898-03-05

Place of Birth: Huai'an, Jiangsu, China.

Date of Death: 1976-01-08

Place of Death: Beijing, China.

Other Alternative Names: Zhou Enlai, Chou En-lai, 周恩来

Short Description: Zhōu Ēnlái (周恩来; Wade-Giles: Chou En-lai) was born to a well off family in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China on March 5, 1898 and died January 8, 1976. During his life he played a major role in bringing to power the Communist Party of China. In 1949 Zhou Enlai became the first Premier of the People's Republic of China — a post that he held until his death in 1976.