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Luo Bingzhang
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Viceroy of Sichuan

In office
Succeeded by Governor of Hunan


Personal details
Born (1793-01-09)January 9, 1793
Xiangxiang, Guangdong
Died September 1, 1867(1867-09-01) (aged 74)
Occupation Politician
Nickname(s) Camel

Luo Bingzhang (Script error; Pinyin:, Wade-Giles:, Styled Yuman 籲門 and variably Zuzai 儒齋; Posthumous name: Wenzong 文忠;( 1793 – 1867) was an eminent Han Chinese official, military general, and devout Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty in China.

Luo raised the Green Standard Army and support aid Zen Script errorScript error[Clarification needed] created Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restore the stability of the Qing Dynasty. He was known for his strategic perception, administrative skill, but also sometimes for his ruthlessness in the execution of his policies, he arrested Shi Dakai.

Early lifeEdit

Born as a native of Huadu District, Guangdong in 1793,interestingly the same homeland as Hong Xiuquan. By 1832, at age 39, he had successfully passed the metropolitan examinations, a prestigious achievement in China. He had earned the Jinshi degree, which is the highest level in the civil service examinations, which led to his appointment to the Hanlin Academy, a body of outstanding Chinese literary scholars who performed literary tasks for the imperial court. Luo served in Beijing for more than 16 years.

Official RanksEdit

  • In 1848 Vice Governor of Hubei
  • In 1850–1853 Governor of Hunan
  • In 1860–1867 Viceroy of Sichuan

Fame and military campaignsEdit

Noted calligrapherEdit

Luo was one of noted calligraphers in Qing Dynasty. Now stored in the Museum of Foshan.


If the Taiping Rebellion was a giant ridiculous tragedy by some Han Chinese officials counting and direct that Luo must a key person known whole undertable Script errorScript error[Clarification needed].


  • Hummel, Arthur William, ed. Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period (1644-1912). 2 vols. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1943.
  • Porter, Jonathan. Tseng Kuo-Fan's Private Bureaucracy. Berkeley: University of California, 1972.
  • Wright, Mary Clabaugh. The Last Stand of Chinese Conservatism: The T'ung-Chih Restoration, 1862 -1874. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1957.
Government offices
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Viceroy of Sichuan
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