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This is a list of famous people from Jiangsu in chronological order. Note that modern-day Jiangsu Province dates from the seventeenth century, so most of the people in this list would not recognise it.

Zhou Enlai

(1898–1976)
Former Premier of the People's Republic of China.



Hu Jintao (born 1942)
Former President of the People's Republic of China.
Jiang Zemin (born 1926)
Former President of the People's Republic of China.


  • Xu Beihong (1895 – 1953), painter.
  • Mei Lanfang (1894 – 1961), Beijing opera actor.
  • Xiang Yu (232 – 202 BC), warlord at the end of Qin Dynasty.
  • The Han Dynasty generals Han Xin , Xiao He and Cao Shen.
  • Gu Kaizhi (348 – 409), painter.
  • Emperor Wu of Song (363 – 422), first emperor of the Song Dynasty (420-479).
  • Fan Zhongyan (989 – 1052), Song Dynasty politician, poet.
  • Shen Kuo (1031 – 1095), Song Dynasty scientist, general, and statesman.
  • Xu Xiake (1586 – 1641), travel writer.
  • Wu Cheng'en (died 1582), author of Journey to the West.
  • Zheng Banqiao (1693 – 1765), poet, painter, scholar.

 

 
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