This third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty disallowed his sons from succeeding him, choosing his grandson to rule as Emperor instead.
This eunuch became the commander-in-chief of a naval fleet.
This father of Chinese dominance of the sea was the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.
This second Emperor of the Ming Dynasty had a short reign because another reclaimed the dragon throne.
This person ascended to the dragon throne, but was an ineffective leader who had no interest in China's economy or trade relations.
This person had the good qualities of both his grandfather and great-grandfather and became Emperor of the Ming Dynasty after his father died.
This person was admired and embraced by Chinese society, but his endorsement of isolation prevented China from enjoying growth in trade relations.
Sultan of Aden
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