Portrait of the Yongle Emperor Zhu Di, founder of the Ming dynasty. Ink and color on silk, by an anonymous painter.

Zhu Di ??, son of the founder of the Ming ? dynasty, usurped the throne from his nephew in 1402 to become the Yongle ?? emperor. During his reign he extended the power and influence of the dynasty, commissioned naval expeditions to the Indian Ocean, moved the imperial capital

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:06-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on Yongle, Emperor (ZHU Di) (Yǒnglè Huángdì (Zhū Dì) 永乐皇帝(朱棣))|Yǒnglè Huángdì (Zhū Dì) 永乐皇帝(朱棣) (Yongle, Emperor (ZHU Di))

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