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Luo Bingzhang
Viceroy of Sichuan
In office
Personal details
Bornterm_end 1870
(1793-01-09)January 9, 1793
Xiangxiang, Guangdong
DiedSeptember 1, 1867(1867-09-01) (aged 74)
predecessor Guan Wen
successor Li Hongzhang
Resting placeterm_end 1870
predecessor Guan Wen
successor Li Hongzhang
Educationjinshi degree

Luo Bingzhang (simplified Chinese: 骆秉章; traditional Chinese: 駱秉章, courtesy names Yumen 籲門 and Ruzhai 儒齋; Posthumous name: Wenzhong 文忠; (January 9, 1793 – September 1, 1867) was an eminent Han Chinese official, military general, and devout Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty in China.

Luo raised the Green Standard Army and helped create the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restore the stability of the Qing Dynasty. He was known for his strategic perception, administrative skill, but also sometimes for his ruthlessness in the execution of his policies, he arrested Shi Dakai.

Early life

Luo was born in Hua County, Guangdong in 1793. In 1832, at age 39, he earned the Jinshi degree, the highest level of the imperial examinations, which led to his appointment to the Hanlin Academy, a body of outstanding Chinese literary scholars who performed literary tasks for the imperial court. Luo served in Beijing for more than 16 years.

Official Ranks

Noted calligrapher

Luo was one of noted calligraphers in Qing Dynasty. Now stored in the Museum of Foshan.


Government offices Preceded by Viceroy of Sichuan 1860–1867 Succeeded by