The Ming Dynasty

  • Jan 1, 1368

    Organizing a rebellion

    Zhu Yuanzhang led a rebellion that led the Mongols out of Bejjing in 1368 and Hong Wu (1328-1398) became the first Ming emperor.
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  • Jan 1, 1368

    Building a Capital

    Hong Wu created China's capital in the city of Nanjing.
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  • Aug 26, 1372

    Creating Friendships

    Hung Wu reestablished the traditional relationship between China and the countries of Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
  • Nov 2, 1398

    The Reading of the will

    Hung Wu's will is read allowed, which states, "For 31 years I have labored to discharge Heaven's will, tormentated by worries and fears, without relaxing for a day."
  • Feb 2, 1414

    A New Capital

    Yong Le, the third Ming emperor rebuilt Bejjing to be China's capital. It has stayed capital up to this day.
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  • May 3, 1428

    The great Admiral Zheng

    Admiral Zheng (1405-1433) carried out seven expiditions to explore the world and expand China's knowledge.
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  • Mar 15, 1441

    Medical Breakthroughs!

    Li Shizhen, a medical doctor spent 26 years coming up with a medical encyclopedia that describes almost 2000 drugs and prescriptions for various diseases.
  • Downfall of The Ming Dynasty

    Millions of peasents were reduced to poverty. They rented farmland and paid the rent with part of their crops. After a major famine in Shaanxi province, revolts broke out. Rebels took control in 1644 and the dynasty was ended.