Ten fun facts about Hong Xiuquan


Fact 1
He established the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom over varying portions of southern China.

Fact 2
He established himself as the “Heavenly King”

Fact 3
He was the self-proclaimed brother of Jesus Christ.


Fact 4
Hong showed an interest in scholarship at an early age, so his family made financial sacrifices to provide a formal education for him.

Fact 5
While proclaiming sexual equality, the sect segregated men from women and encouraged all its followers to pay their assets into a communal treasury.

Fact 6
Hong stayed at the Yuan Floral Hall where he studied, preached, developed his revolutionary theory and wrote many of his famous works.

Fact 7
Hong started studying at a school called Book Chamber House at the age of seven.

Fact 8
He was able to recite the Four Books after five or six years.

Fact 9
Hong received translations and summaries of the Bible written by the Christian missionaries Edwin Stevens and his assistant, Liang Fa.

Fact 10
He preached a mixture of communal utopianism, evangelism, and Christianity.


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