The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General 1st Rank  Yan Xishan

Yan Xishan

General 1st Rank

* 8th of October 1883

† 23rd of May 1960


(Yen Hsi-shan)


1912-10-09 Lieutenant-General (Beiyang Government)
1912-10-09 Titular General (Beiyang Government)
1914-06-30 General of Tongwu (Beiyang Government)
1923-02-24 General (Beiyang Government)
1923-11-14 Senior General of Tongwu (Beiyang Government)
1935-04-02 General 1st Rank


1911-XX-XX 1917-XX-XX Military-Governor of Shanxi Province
1911-XX-XX 1914-XX-XX Chief of Civil Affairs Bureau, Shanxi
1914-XX-XX General of Tongwu, Beiyang Government
1917-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Governor of Shanxi Province
1927-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Commander in Chief Northern Revolutionary Army
1928-XX-XX Commanding Officer Beiping-Tianjin Garrison Command
1928-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Member of the Military Advisory Council
1928-XX-XX 1929-XX-XX Commander in Chief 3rd Army Group
1928-XX-XX 1929-XX-XX Chairman of Shanxi Provincial Government
1928-XX-XX Minister of the Interior
1929-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Member of Central Executive Committee, Kuomintang Party
1929-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX Chief of the Mongolia-Tibet Commission
1929-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1930-03-XX 1930-10-XX Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (Self-proclaimed)
1930-09-XX 1930-10-XX Chairman of the National Government (Self-proclaimed)
1930-10-XX Goes into exile
1932-XX-XX Returns
1932-XX-XX 1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer Suiyuan Pacification Headquarters
1932-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX State Counsellor, National Government
1937-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commander in Chief 2nd War Area
1943-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Chairman of Shanxi Provincial Government
1949-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX President of the Executive Yuan
1949-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX Minister of National Defence
1949-12-08 Leaves for Taiwan
1950-XX-XX 1960-05-23 Administrative Consultant, President's Office
Picture source: Courtesy of Stellan Bojerud