Duan Zhigui

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Duan Zhigui
Duan Zhigui
Born段芝贵 1869
Hefei, Anhui
AllegianceFlag of the Qing Dynasty (1889-1912).svg  Qing Dynasty
Flag of the Republic of China 1912-1928.svg Republic of China
YuanFlag1.svg Empire of China
Rank General
Awards Order of the Rising Sun
Order of Wen-Hu
Order of the Precious Brilliant Golden Grain
Order of Rank and Merit
Other workMinister of War

Duan Zhigui (simplified Chinese :段芝贵; traditional Chinese :段芝貴; pinyin :Duàn Zhīguì; IPA:  [tu̯àn ʈ͡ʂīku̯èi̯] 1869 – March 1925) was a Chinese general. Born in Hefei, Anhui, he attained the post of Heilongjiang governor in the late Qing dynasty and between 1912-13 was governor of Chahar and the military governor of Hubei between 1914–15, as well as military and civil governor of Fengtian in 1915-16.

A staunch supporter of Yuan Shikai, he was nicknamed the "Adopted Prince", and when Duan Qirui, a fellow Hefei native, took the Beijing government in 1917, Duan was made a Minister of War; [1] however, with Duan Qirui's defeat by 1920, Duan Zhigui fled to the Japanese embassy. He was remitted in 1922 and lived in Tianjin until his death there in 1925.

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  1. "Tuan Chi-kwei (Duan Zhigui) 段芝貴 | The China Story". www.thechinastory.org. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
Preceded by
Wang Shizhen
Minister of War of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Jin Yunpeng