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Liu Guanxiong (Chinese: 劉冠雄; 1861, Fuzhou, Fujian – 1927, Tianjin) was a Chinese Admiral from the late Qing dynasty and the early Republic of China who was Navy Minister of China, from 1912–1916 and 1917-1919. When he was young he entered the Navy College of Fuzhou and was sent abroad to Britain. He was named Minister of the Navy and Commander-in-Chief upon the founding of the Republic of China. He was also Minister of Education (1913) and Transportation Minister (1912). During Yuan Shikai's rule as Emperor in 1915 he was named a Duke. Liu turned to Duan Qirui soon after Yuan's death, but the Chinese fleet became fractured and split due to Duan's refusal to validate the abolished Constitution.

Liu Guanxiong
Liu Guanxiong.jpg
Minister of Navy of the Republic of China
In office
30 March 1912 – 30 June 1916
Preceded byHuang Zhongying
Succeeded byCheng Biguang
In office
15 July 1917 – 3 December 1919
Preceded bySa Zhenbing
Succeeded bySa Zhenbing
Personal details
Born(1861-06-07)7 June 1861
Houguan County, Fujian,  Qing Dynasty
Died24 June 1927(1927-06-24) (aged 56)
Tianjin, Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China
Military service
Allegiance Qing Dynasty
Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China
Empire of China
Branch/serviceFlag of China (1889–1912).svg Imperial Chinese Navy
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China Navy
CommandsImperial Chinese Navy Admiral's Flag (1909-1911).svg Admiral
Battles/warsFirst Sino-Japanese War


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Military offices
Preceded by
Huang Zhongying
Minister of Navy of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Cheng Biguang
Preceded by
Sa Zhenbing
Minister of Navy of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Sa Zhenbing