Li Rongfa

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Li Rongfa
Born (1845-01-09)9 January 1845
Tengxian, Guangxi, Qing Empire
Died 1 January 1891(1891-01-01) (aged 45)
Jiangning District, Nanjing, Qing Empire
Allegiance Qing Empire (to 1849)
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (to 1864)
Years of service 1859–1864
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars

Eastern Front

Awards King of Zhong second(忠二王)

Li Rongfa (simplified Chinese: 李容发; traditional Chinese: 李容發; pinyin: Lǐ Róngfā) (1845–1891) was an eminent military leader of the Taiping Rebellion, and known during his military tenure as King of Zhong the second (忠二王) He was the second son of Li Xiucheng. Rongfa led the Taiping forces to many military victories, and was one of the few Taiping kings still alive when the war ended.

Victories[edit]

Second rout the Army Group Jiangnan[edit]

The Army Group Jiangnan (江南大營) and Qing military against the Nanjing. The Qing military under the direction of Li Xiucheng deployed 200,000 soldiers in March 1858, and by May 1860 had occupied all of Jiangsu Province except for Shanghai. This would eventually lead to the Battle of Shanghai.

Li Rongfa was just 14 years old at the time, and followed orders from his father, Li Xiucheng who was also involved this battle. His fame came from being the youngest general, and his ability to use two pistols while riding a horse.

Battle of Shanghai (1861)[edit]

Sources[edit]

Tiān Guó Zwi(天國志)