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What was the name of Zheng He ship?
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Then, what does the name Zheng He mean?
?; 1371 – 1433 or 1435) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty. Zheng commanded expeditionary treasure voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433.
Likewise, who is Zheng He and why is he important? Zheng He. As an admiral, explorer, eunuch, diplomat, and trader, Zheng He led China to become the superpower of the Indian Ocean, considered to be “the world's most important crossroads of trade”, in the 15th century. Originally born Ma He in 1371, He was captured and castrated by soldiers as a young boy.
Beside above, what is significant about Zheng He's fleet of ships?
They were enormous (over 400 feet long and 7+ masts) , he had an armada of over 300 with a crew of over 27,000. It is noted that Zheng He wasn't an explorer but a mariner whose journeys were trade missions. Zheng He and his patron the Yongle Emperor died.
How did the treasure ships in Zheng He's fleet compared to those of Columbus?
The ship was four times larger than the Santa Maria which Christopher Columbus sailed in. Zheng's expeditions were made up of up to 317 ships with red silk sails, loaded with horses and poultry.