Yu Dayou
Yú Dàyóu (俞大猷) (1503–1579) was a Chinese general during the Ming Dynasty, best known for the suppression of wokou piracy along China's southeastern coast.Yu was born in Jinjiang, Fujian to a military ...
Koxinga
Koxinga or Coxinga (a westernization of Chinese: 國姓爺; pinyin: Guóxìngyé; literally: "Lord of the Imperial Surname"; 27 August 1624 – 23 June 1662) or Zheng Chenggong (Chinese: 鄭成功; pin...
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Huang Daozhou
Huang Daozhou (Chinese: 黄道周, 1585–1646) was a Chinese calligrapher, scholar and official of the Ming Dynasty.Huang obtained the degree of Jinshi in 1622. He subsequently held various government po...
Shi Kefa
Shi Kefa (February 4, 1601—May 20, 1645), courtesy names Xianzhi (simplified Chinese: 宪之; traditional Chinese: 憲之; pinyin: Xiànzhī) and Daolin (simplified Chinese: 道邻; traditional Chin...
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Zhu Shugui
Zhu Shugui (Chinese: 朱術桂) (1617 – 21 July 1683) was the last of the Ming pretenders. He committed suicide in Taiwan when the Qing forces captured the island. He used the title Prince of Ning...
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Sun Chuanting
Sun Chuanting (Chinese: 孫傳庭; pinyin: Sūn Chuántíng; 1593–1643), courtesy name Boya, was born in Shanxi, late Ming Dynasty's Defence minister (Bingbu Shangshu), field Marshal (Dushi), led 500,0...
Yuan Chonghuan
Yuan Chonghuan (Yüan Ch'ung-huan; 6 June 1584 – 22 September 1630), courtesy name Yuánsù (元素) or Zìrú (自如), was a famed patriot and military commander of the Ming Dynasty who battled the Manchus in Li...
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Jiao Yu
Jiao Yu (Chinese: 焦玉; pinyin: Jiāo Yù; Wade–Giles: Chiao Yü) was a Chinese military officer loyal to Zhu Yuanzhang, who founded the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 AD) and became known as the Hong...
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Fu Youde
Fu Youde (Chinese: 傅友德; Wade–Giles: Fu Yu-te) (d. 20 December 1394) was a Chinese general and a highly competent commander in the Ming navy.
Fu Youde came from an humble background in Anhu...
Chang Yuchun
Chang Yuchun (1330–1369), courtesy name Boren and pseudonym Yanheng, was a Chinese military general. He was a follower of Zhu Yuanzhang (the Hongwu Emperor), the founder of the Ming dynasty, and contr...
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Xu (surname)
Xu is a surname of Chinese origin. It can also be a pinyin transliteration of one of several Chinese surnames.In Jyutping, 許/许 is written as Heoi2, in Pe̍h-ōe-jī as Khó, in Teochew as Kóu, in Gan as H...
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Wu Sangui
Wu Sangui (Chinese: 吳三桂; pinyin: Wú Sānguì; Wade–Giles: Wu San-kuei; courtesy name Changbai (長白) or Changbo (長伯); 1612 – October 2, 1678) was a Chinese military general who was instr...
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Tan Lun
Tan Lun (Chinese: 譚綸, courtesy name Zili 子理; (1520 –1577) was an eminent Han Chinese official, military general, of the Jiajing Emperor middle Ming Dynasty in China.Tan Lun raised and organi...
Zheng Zhilong
Zheng Zhilong (1604–1661), also known as Nicholas Iquan Gaspard, was a Chinese merchant, pirate and military leader in the late Ming dynasty who later defected to the Qing dynasty. He was from Nan'an,...
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Li Dingguo
Li Dingguo (Chinese: 李定国; pinyin: Lǐ Dìngguó, Wade-Giles: Li Ting-kuo) (1621 – 1662) was one of the military generals who fought for the so-called Southern Ming Dynasty against the Manchu-rul...
Wu Weizhong
Wu Weizhong (Chinese: 吳惟忠) was a military commander for the Ming Dynasty. He is from the county of Yiwu in Zhejiang province (浙江省 義烏縣), his chosen name is Ruchen and his nickname is Yunfeng (字汝誠,號...
Yongle Emperor
The Yongle Emperor (2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424), formerly romanized as the Yung-lo or Yonglo Emperor, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China, reigning from 1402 to 1424.Born as Zhu D...
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Hu Dahai
Hu Dahai 胡大海 (? -1362), styled Tongfu 通甫, Chinese general of the 14th century who helped Zhu Yuanzhang establish the Ming Dynasty. He was born in what is now Si County in Anhui Province.Hu's family wa...
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Wang Yangming
Wang Yangming (31 October 1472 – 9 January 1529), courtesy name Bo'an, was a Chinese idealist Neo-Confucian philosopher, official, educationist, calligraphist and general during the Ming dynasty...
Mao Wenlong
Mao Wenlong (simplified Chinese: 毛文龙; traditional Chinese: 毛文龍; pinyin: Máo Wénlóng; style name Zhennan 振南); (1579–1629) was a marine corps commander of the Ming Dynasty, famous for battli...
Zu Dashou
Zu Dashou (Chinese: 祖大壽; pinyin: Zǔ Dàshòu; died 1656) was a Chinese military general who served on the northern border of the Ming dynasty during the Manchu conquest of China. Zu fought again...
Mu Ying
Mu Ying (1345-1392) was a general during the Ming Dynasty, and an adopted son of its founder, the Hongwu Emperor (aka Zhu Yuanzhang). Mu Ying was one of the few capable generals who survived the massa...
Li Rubai
Li Rubai (李如柏) (1553 - 1619) was a general of the Ming Dynasty. He was the younger brother of Li Rusong and the son of Li Chengliang. He participated in the Imjin War and the campaign against the Lat...
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Qi Jiguang
Qi Jiguang (November 12, 1528 – January 17, 1588) was a Chinese military general of the Ming Dynasty. He is best known for leading Ming forces to defend China's east coastal regions from raids b...
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Li Chengliang
Li Chengliang (Chinese: 李成梁; pinyin: Lǐ Chéngliáng; Korean: 이성량; 1526 - 1618) was a Chinese general of Korean descent in the reign of the Wanli Emperor during the Ming Dynasty who ...
Deng Zilong
Deng Zilong (鄧子龍 in traditional Chinese, 1531–1598) was a military commander for the Ming dynasty China. His courtesy name was "Wuqiao" (武橋) and his nickname was the "Tiger Crown Taoist" (虎冠道士). He w...
Chinese exploration
Chinese exploration includes exploratory Chinese travels abroad, on land and by sea, from the 2nd century BC until the 15th century.
The Han envoy Zhang Qian traveled beyond the Tarim Basin in the...
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Hala Bashi
Hala Bashi, was a Uyghur Muslim general of the Ming dynasty and its Hongwu Emperor.
Hala Bashi, a Uyghur General from Turpan, fought for the Ming dynasty against Miao rebels during the Miao Rebell...
Ding Dexing
Ding Dexing was a Chinese general of the Ming dynasty in service of the Hongwu Emperor.
Li (surname)
Li is the pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization (spelled Lí, Lǐ, or Lì when pinyin tone diacritics are used) of several distinct Chinese surnames that are written with different characters in Chinese. Li...
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