Zheng He

1387 - 1433

Zheng He

Zheng He (Chinese: 郑和; simplified Chinese: 郑和; traditional Chinese: 鄭和; pinyin: zhèng hé; 1371 – 1433 or 1435) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty. He was originally born as Ma He in a Muslim family, and later adopted the surname Zheng conferred by Emperor Yongle. Zheng commanded expeditionary treasure voyages to Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zheng He has received more than 2,239,312 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Zheng He ranks 11 out of 367Before him are Roald Amundsen, Amerigo Vespucci, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, and Bartolomeu Dias. After him are Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, Fridtjof Nansen, Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, and Leif Erikson.

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Among people born in 1387, Zheng He ranks 1After him is Blanche I of Navarre. Among people deceased in 1433, Zheng He ranks 1After him are John I of Portugal, Emperor Go-Komatsu, Lê Lợi, Lidwina, Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany, and Baysunghur.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zheng He ranks 8 out of 921Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), and Sun Tzu (-543). After him are 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), and Sima Qian (-145).

Among EXPLORERS In China

Among explorers born in China, Zheng He ranks 1After him are Xuanzang (602), Zhang Qian (-200), and Ma Huan (1380).

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