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Mao Zedong, (also: Mao Tse-tung) was born December 26, 1893, in Shaoshan, Hunan province, China. He was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, a soldier, and a statesman. He led his country’s communist revolution, and was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until his death. Mao was chairman (chief of state) of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1959 and chairman of the party also until his death on September 9, 1976, in Beijing.