Hongwu Emperor Timeline

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  • 1328
    Zhu Yuanzhang, the future founder of the Ming Dynasty, the Hongwu Emperor, is born.
  • 1355
    Zhu Yuanzhang, the future Ming Hongwu Emperor, takes over the leadership of the rebel Red Turbans Movement.
  • 1356
    Zhu Yuanzhang, leader of the rebel Red Turbans Movement and future Ming Hongwu Emperor, takes control of Nanjing.
  • 1360
    Zhu Yuanzhang, future Ming Hongwu Emperor, defeats the rival rebel leader Chen Youliang at the battle of Poyang Lake.
  • 1367
    Zhu Yuanzhang, future Ming Hongwu Emperor, defeats the rival rebel leader Zhang Shicheng.
  • 1368 - 1644
    Reign of the Ming Dynasty in China.
  • 1368 - 1398
    Reign of the Hongwu Emperor, founder of the Ming Dynasty in China.
  • 23 Jan 1368
    Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty, declares himself Emperor of China, taking the reign name Hongwu.
  • 1370
    Civil service entrance examinations are reintroduced in China.