Total Pageviews

Friday, April 8, 2011

Admiral Zheng-He's voyages - 600th Anniv.

Zheng He (1371–1435), was a Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. Zheng He was originally named 'Ma He' and was born in 1371. Zheng was the second son of a Muslim family. Between 1405 and 1433, the Ming government sponsored a series of seven naval expeditions.
1st Voyage, 1405–1407: Champa, Java, Palembang, Malacca, Aru, Sumatra, Lambri, Ceylon, Kollam, Cochin, Calicut

2nd Voyage, 1407–1409: Champa, Java, Siam, Cochin, Ceylon

3rd Voyage, 1409–1411: Champa, Java, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Quilon, Cochin, Calicut, Siam, Lambri, Kaya, Coimbatore, Puttanpur

4th Voyage, 1413–1415: Champa, Java, Palembang, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Cochin, Calicut, Kayal, Pahang, Kelantan, Aru, Lambri, Hormuz, Maldives, Mogadishu, Barawa, Malindi, Aden, Muscat, Dhufar

5th Voyage, 1416–1419: Champa, Pahang, Java, Malacca, Sumatra, Lambri, Ceylon, Sharwayn, Cochin, Calicut, Hormuz, Maldives, Mogadishu, Barawa, Malindi, Aden

6th Voyage, 1421–1422: Hormuz, East Africa, countries of the Arabian Peninsula

7th Voyage, 1430–1433: Champa, Java, Palembang, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Calicut, Hormuz (17 states in total)
Zhenghe sailing chart

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails