Ortai

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Silin-gioro Ortai (Manchu: ᠰᡳᠯᡳᠨ ᡤᡳᠣᡵᠣ ᠣᡵᡨᠠᡳ; Chinese: 西林覺羅 鄂爾泰) (1677–1745) was an eminent Chinese official at court from the Silin Gioro, belonging to the Bordered Blue Banner, during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). He was a famous mandarin during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor (1722–1735) of the Qing Dynasty who was also served Yongzheng's in governing the southern areas in his role in various regional governing positions, the Qianlong Emperor highly praise Ortai was “He was the No. 1 of doctors from the Qing Dynasty.”

He was appointed the Viceroy of Yun-Gui in 1723. Along with Tian Wenjing and Li Wei, Manchu Ortai was one of the Emperor's most trusted officials. In September 1745, while visiting Qinling tombs with the Qianlong Emperor, and died at the age of 68. The Emperor commemorated Ortai.

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Preceded by
Viceroy of Yun-Gui
1723-1726
Succeeded by