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  1. Zheng He BY Onaeah, Johnny, Terrell

  2. Background • Strong • Ambitious • Loyal • Skillful • Fought bravely on his behalf in 1403 • Started military training on the age of 10 • born second son of a Muslim family • Birth name was Ma He- Ma meaning horse • Taken as a prisoner by Fu Youde in 1385at the age of 14 • From Yunnan ( Kunyang Province, China)

  3. Voyage Dates • First voyage: 1405 • Second voyage: 1407 • Third voyage: 1409 • Fourth voyage: 1413 • Fifth voyage: 1417 • Sixth voyage: 1421 • Seventh voyage: 1431 • 1433: Died while on the seventh and last voyage of the legendary treasure fleet.

  4. Experiences • Led 6 voyages through 1405-1422 • Diplomatic missions • Brought home tributes and gifts for the emperor • Spread the glory of the Ming dynasty • Had a total of seven voyages

  5. Map of voyages

  6. Locations Traveled • Java • Sumatra • Vietnam • India • Arabia

  7. Quotes • “We have…beheld in the ocean, huge waves like mountains rising sky-high, and we have set eyes on barbarians regions far away hidden in a blue transparency of light vapors, while our sails, loftily unfurled like clouds, day and night continued their course rapid like that of a star, traversing the savage waves as if we were treading a public thoroughfare.” • “Ours is the Greatest nation on earth.”

  8. Notes