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Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. The Ming, "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history", was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese...
Timeline of Events
1368
1.23.1368
In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1402
7.17.1402
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
1405
7.11.1405
Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1407
4.10.1407
the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
1461
8.7.1461
The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1633
10.22.1633
Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
1644
6.6.1644
The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. The Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established.