The leader of the Chinese communist party and later of teh People's Repbulic of China; b. 1893, d. 1976. Also referred to a simply Mao.
(1893-1976). Paramount leader of the Chinese Communist Party for nearly four decades until his death in Oc-tober of 1976. Mao led the CCP to victory against the Guomindang in the Chinese civil war that culminated in the founding of the PRC in October 1949. In addition to his position as chairman of the CCP (which he held until his death), Mao also served as president of the PRC from 1949 until 1959.
Chairman of CCP 1935-1976. Head of State 949-1958. Architect of the Cultural Revolution.