Puyi (1906-1967) was the last emperor of the Qing dynasty, acting as a puppet of the Japanese during the 1930s and 1940s. Despite holding theoretically the most powerful position in the land, he ended his life doing something more mundane. What was it?

Answer: He spent his final years as a gardener. He worked at the Beijing botanical garden from 1959 until his death.

Source: Modern China by Wang Ke-wen

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