Mao Zetan

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Mao Zetan
Native name 毛泽覃
Born (1905-09-25)25 September 1905
Xiangtan, Hunan, Qing Dynasty
Died 25 April 1935(1935-04-25) (aged 29)
Ruijin, Jiangxi, China
Nationality Chinese
Other names Mao Zelin (毛泽淋)
Occupation Guerrilla leader
Parent(s) Mao Yichang
Wen Qimei

Máo Zétán (毛泽覃, also named Máo Zélín 毛泽淋, courtesy name first Yǒngjú 咏菊, then Rùnjú 润菊; 25 September 1905 – 25 April 1935) was the younger one of Mao Zedong's two brothers. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1923. In 1927, he participated in the Nanchang Uprising, retreating with the Communists to the Jinggang Mountains at its completion. At the age of 29, he was captured and executed while fighting Kuomintang forces in the Jiangxi Soviet, covering the withdrawal of the main Communist army during the Long March.

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