Mao Fumei

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Mao Fumei
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Born 毛福梅
(1882-11-09)9 November 1882
Fenghua, Zhejiang, Qing Empire
Died 12 December 1939(1939-12-12) (aged 57)
Fenghua, Zhejiang, Republic of China
Spouse(s) Chiang Kai-shek
(1901-1921, 1 child)
Children Chiang Ching-kuo
Parent(s) 毛鼎和 (father)

Mao Fumei(Chinese: 毛福梅, 9 November 1882 – 12 December 1939) was the first wife of Chiang Kai-shek, and the biological mother of Chiang Ching-Kuo.

Mao was born in Fenghua, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and married Chiang Kai-shek in an arranged marriage. She died in World War II during a bombardment. Like most women of the era, she was not given the opportunity to learn to read or write.[citation needed] When Chiang came back from Japan he divorced her. She stayed in her home town and was killed by the Japanese bomb intended for her ex-husband.