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Charles George Gordon
Birth: Jan. 28, 1833
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 26, 1885
Khartoum
Al Khartoum, Sudan

British Army General. Known as "Chinese Gordon" or "Gordon Pasha., he is best remembered for his heroic and sacrificial role in the siege of Khartoum, Sudan during the Mahdist Rebellion, which lasted a year and ended with his death. He had earned the name "Chinese Gordon" in 1864 for his work in China in leading the "Ever-Victorious Army," a band of peasants and adventurers, in the Taiping Rebellion against the Manchu dynasty. Gordon is regarded by some historians as one of Britain's greatest military leaders, and by others as charismatic, yet quixotic and impulsive. He is the subject of several biographies, and was portrayed by actor Charlton Heston, opposite Sir Laurence Olivier as The Mahdi, in the 1966 movie "Khartoum." He was originally interred in Khartoum, but moved to England following Sudanese independence. He is honored via various memorials, including a statue outside the gate of Robert Gordon University in Schoolhill, England. A charismatic statue depicting Gordon astride his favorite camel was also moved from Khartoum to England. 
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cathedral
London
City of London
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Aug 11, 2000
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Rest In Peace, General Gordon!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
Sir,Lifting up you and all those who share your vision in prayer.There will always be those who have seemed to forget the warning call, especially when the Trumpet blows that familiar warning. However there are many who've been honored to serve in the sa...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 2, 2016

- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 28, 2016
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