Zhou Youguang

Date of Birth: 13 January, 1906

Place of Birth: Changzhou, Jiangsu, Qing Empire (now China)

Date of Death: 14 January, 2017

Place of Death: Beijing, China

Ethnicity: Han Chinese

Zhou Youguang was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, and supercentenarian. He was known as the “father of Pinyin.” He was the son of Zhou Baoyi and Xu Wen. He was married to Zhang Yunhe.

ZHou Youguang’s paternal grandfather was Zhou Fengji (the son of Zhou Zanxiang and Lady Zhao). Lady Zhao was the daughter of Zhao Qi and Lady Jiang.

Source: Genealogy of Zhou Youguang (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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