Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Emperor Chengzu - The Emperor Who Brought Prosperity to the Ming Dynasty

Some quick facts about this emperor:

Ø     He was the fourth son of Zhu Yuanzhang.
Ø     He was learned and versed in martial arts.
Ø     In 1402, he captured Nanjing and replaced Emperor Huidi.
Ø     In 1403, he changed the name of the capital Beiping to Beijing.
Ø     In 1408, he released ‘The Great Encyclopedia of Yongle’, China’s greatest encyclopedia.
Ø     Constructed many roads covering the whole country, and each road lead to Beijing.

Ø     Established trade relations with many countries, including Annam (Vietnam), Siam (Thailand), Java (Indonesia) and Japan

Who was he?

Compiled from Great Chinese Emperors

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