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Bao Chao
Born 1828
Died 1886 (aged 57–58)
Place of birth Wuxi County, Hubei, China
Place of death Fengjie County, China
Allegiance Qing Dynasty Qing Dynasty
Years of service 1852–1886
Rank Field Marshal, 1864
Unit Army
Commands held Commander (霆字營) of the Xiang Army
Battles/wars

Battle of Changzhou, 1863--1864

Battle of inlon river, 1867
Awards Imperial yellow jacket(黃馬褂)

Bao Chao (Chinese: 鮑超; Styled Chyu Ting 春霆) (1828 – 1886) was an eminent Han Chinese official, military Captain General, and an unlettered Coolie 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 Zeng Guofan, setting the scene for the era later to fight against known as the "Nien Rebellion". He was known for his military perception.

Fame and military campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • He had joined combat 500 times and wounded 108 on his body in whole military life.
  • Zhejiang Military Region (commander) (1861 – 1864)
  • Retired, from 1867 to 1878
  • Hunan Military Region (commander) (1882 – 1886)

Death[edit | edit source]

He was buried in the north of Fengjie County, but he was later seen Proletariat betrayer so his grave was destroyed by Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution.

Awards[edit | edit source]

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