Liu Guanxiong

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Liu Guanxiong
劉冠雄
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Personal details
Born(1861-06-07)June 7, 1861
Houguan County, Fujian,  Qing Dynasty
DiedJune 24, 1927(1927-06-24) (aged 56)
Tianjin, Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China
Military service
Allegiance Qing Dynasty
Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China
Branch/serviceImperial Chinese Navy
Republic of China Navy
CommandsAdmiral
Battles/warsFirst Sino-Japanese War

Liu Guanxiong (Chinese: 劉冠雄; 1861, Fuzhou, Fujian – 1927, Tianjin) was a Chinese Admiral from the late Qing dynasty and the early Republic of China who was Navy Minister of China, from 1912–1916 and 1917-1919. When he was young he entered the Navy College of Fuzhou and was sent abroad to Britain. He was named Minister of the Navy and Commander-in-Chief upon the founding of the Republic of China. He was also Minister of Education (1913) and Transportation Minister (1912). During Yuan Shikai's rule as Emperor in 1915 he was named a Duke. Liu turned to Duan Qirui soon after Yuan's death, but the Chinese fleet became fractured and split due to Duan's refusal to validate the abolished Constitution.

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Political offices
Preceded by
None (Republic established)
Navy Minister of the Republic of China
1912–1916
Succeeded by
Cheng Biguang
Preceded by
Sa Zhenbing
Navy Minister of the Republic of China
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Sa Zhenbing