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Chen Dixiu (October 8, 1879 – May 27, 1942) was a Chinese revolutionary from Anhui. He was the founder of the Communist Party of China. In 1902 he studied in Japan and later became the first General Secretary of the Party from 1921 to 1927.

Chen Duxiu
陈独秀
陳獨秀
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Chen in the First Nanjing Prison in the spring of 1937
Secretary of the Central Bureau of the Communist Party of China
In office
July 1921 – July 1922
Chairman of the Central Executive Committee
In office
July 1922 – January 1925
General Secretary of the Central Committee
In office
January 1925 – July 1928
Succeeded byXiang Zhongfa
Personal details
Born(1879-10-08)8 October 1879
Anqing, Anhui, Qing Dynasty
Died27 May 1942(1942-05-27) (aged 62)
Jiangjin, Chongqing, Sichuan, Republic of China
NationalityHan Chinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materWaseda University

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