Luo Ronghuan

Luo Ronghuan (simplified Chinese: 罗荣桓; traditional Chinese: 羅榮桓; pinyin: Luó Rónghuán; Wade–Giles: Lo Jung-huan; November 26, 1902 – December 16, 1963) was a Chinese communist military leader. He served as a Vice Chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.


Luo Ronghuan
罗荣桓
Luo Ronghuan.jpg
Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Military Commission
In office
1961–1963
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byTan Zheng
In office
17 September 1955 – 1956
Preceded byTan Zheng
Succeeded byXiao Hua
Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
In office
1949–1954
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byZhang Dingcheng
Personal details
Born(1902-11-26)26 November 1902
Qing dynasty Hengshan County, Hunan Province, Qing dynasty
Died16 December 1963(1963-12-16) (aged 61)
China Beijing, People's Republic of China
OccupationGeneral, politician, writer
Awards中国人民解放军一级八一勋章的略章.png Order of Bayi (First Class Medal)
中国人民解放军一级独立自由勋章的略章.png Order of Independence and Freedom (First Class Medal)
中国人民解放军一级解放勋章的略章.PNG Order of Liberation (China) (First Class Medal)
Military service
AllegianceChina People's Republic of China
Branch/serviceGround Force Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Years of service1927-1963
RankMarshal of People's Republic of China
CommandsPolitical Commissar of the Northeast Field Army, PLA
Battles/warsNorthern ExpeditionLong MarchHundred Regiments OffensiveChinese Civil War

BiographyEdit

Luo was born in a village in Hengshan County, Hunan Province. In 1919, at the age of 17, he enrolled in Xiejun Middle School in Changsha. Five years later, he began attending Shandong University (then Qingdao Private College), completing a preparatory course in Industry in Commerce in 1926. He joined the Chinese Communist Youth League in April 1927 and the Chinese Communist Party later that year. During the Long March he served as the security chief for the Chinese Red Army.

After World War II, Luo served as the political commissar of Lin Biao in Northeast China during the Chinese civil war.

After the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 he became Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army. He was made a marshal in 1955.

Luo was the member of the 7th CPC Central Committee and 8th CPC Politburo. When Luo died in 1963, both Mao and Lin Biao attended his funeral; his funeral was one of the only two funerals Marshal Lin Biao attended, the other being the funeral of his former chief of staff and commander-in-chief of the PLA air force General Liu Yalou.

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Political offices
Preceded by
none
Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
1949–1954
Succeeded by
Zhang Dingcheng