Sun Yat-sen (sn yätsĕn) 1866-1925.
Chinese politician who was elected provisional president of the republic after the fall of the Qing Dynasty (1911). He relinquished the presidency to Yuan Shikai (1912) but later opposed him and formed a military government in southern China.
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