Yuan Shikai

Yuan Shikai (16 September 1859 – 6 Juin 1916) wis a Cheenese general, politeecian an "emperor", famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leadin up tae the abdication o the last Qing Emperor, his autocratic rule as the first formal Preses o the Republic o Cheenae, an his short-lived attempt tae restore monarchy in Cheenae, wi himsel as the Hongxian Emperor (Cheenese: 洪憲皇帝).

Yuan Shikai
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Preses o the Republic o Cheenae
In office
10 Mairch 1912 – 22 December 1915
PremierTang Shaoyi
Lou Tseng-Tsiang
Zhao Bingjun
Xiong Xiling
Sun Baoqi
Xu Shichang
Vice PresesLi Yuanhong
Precedit biSun Yat-sen
Succeedit biHimself (as Emperor)
In office
22 March 1916 – 6 June 1916
PremierXu Shichang
Duan Qirui
Vice PresesLi Yuanhong
Precedit biHimsel (as Emperor)
Succeedit biLi Yuanhong
Prime Meenister o the Imperial Cabinet
In office
2 November 1911 – 10 Mairch 1912
MonarchXuantong Emperor
Precedit biYikuang, Prince Qing
Succeedit biZhang Xun (1917)
Viceroy o Zhili an Meenister o Beiyang
In office
Precedit biLi Hongzhang
Succeedit biYang Shixiang
Emperor o Cheenae
Era name: Hongxian (洪憲)
Prime MeenisterLou Tseng-Tsiang
Precedit biHimself (as Preses)
Succeedit biHimself (as Preses)
Personal details
Born16 September 1859(1859-09-16)
Xiangcheng, Henan, Qing Dynasty
Dee'd6 Juin 1916(1916-06-06) (aged 56)
Beijing, Republic o Cheenae
Poleetical pairtyBeiyang clique
Republican Pairty
Spoose(s)Yu Yishang
Lady Shen, concubine
Lady Lee, concubine
Lady Kim, concubine
Lady O, concubine
Lady Yang, concubine
Lady Ye, concubine
Lady Zhang, concubine
Lady Guo, concubine
Lady Liu, concubine
BairnsYuan Keding
Yuan Kewen
15 ither sons
15 dauchters
ThriftGeneral, Politeecian
Militar service
Years o service1881–1916
Battles/warsImo Incident
Gapsin Coup
First Sino-Japanese War
Boxer Rebellion