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jan 1, 1405 - Zheng He

Description:

Voyager: Zheng He

Year Voyage Began: His first travel started in 1405

Country of Origin: Yunnan, China

Financed by: The Ming Government

Motivation: He was motivated by internal Chinese politics and wanted to show off Ming Dynasty's power.

Where did he go?: Zheng He’s initial trip took him from the South China Sea through the Indian Ocean to Calicut, India, and back.

Accomplishments: He led China to become a superpower in the Indian Ocean - the world's most important crossroads of trade and
he led seven ocean expeditions for the Ming emperor that are unmatched in world history.

Interesting fact: He was captured and castrated by soldiers as a young boy

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Date:

jan 1, 1405
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~ 614 years ago
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