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date: 06 December 2022

Hongwu, Emperor (of Ming) Hóngwǔ 洪武 1328–1398—Founder of the Ming dynasty (r. 1368–1398) Alternate names: birth name: Zhū Yuánzhāng 朱元璋; courtesy name: Guóruì 国瑞; temple name: Tàizǔ 太祖 

Source:
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Author(s):
Tam Ka-chaiTAM Ka-chai

SummaryZhu Yuanzhang rose from poverty to become Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming dynasty. In his youth his family ...

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