Zhao Shenzhen, who styled himself as Zunlu, was also known by his literary name, Dilou. He was born in Wuling County in 1762 and died in 1826 in the Qing Dynasty. In 1796, he became a successful candidate in the highest imperial examination. Zhao successively served as governors of Guangdong Province, Guangxi Province, Fujian Province, Zhejiang Province, Yunnan Province and Guizhou Province. In his position, he was honest, upright and loyal to government as well as brought benefits to people. Therefore, he was deeply valued by the court and supported by the people. When he was in Yunnan Province, he soothed ethnic minorities, stabilized the border, eliminated long-standing abuse and made advances in agriculture and business. In addition, he organized people to build city wall, moat, and forts to practice defenses. In 1826, he fell sick from overwork and died at the age of 65. After his death, the emperor conferred on him the highest honor.