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." His body was never recovered after his death in the Sudan. The 'tomb' in St. Paul's does not contain Gordon's remains. He is honored via various memorials, including a statue outside the gate of Robert Gordon University in Schoolhill, Scotland. A charismatic statue depicting Gordon astride his favorite camel was also moved from Khartoum to England.