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Zheng He. Zheng He was born in 1371 in Kunyang, China, during the Ming Dynasty. He was a Chinese Muslim Zheng He started his voyages to the west in 1405.

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1 Zheng He

2 Zheng He was born in 1371 in Kunyang, China, during the Ming Dynasty. He was a Chinese Muslim Zheng He started his voyages to the west in He always had 208 ships with him of which 63 were treasure ships with about 30,000 sailors. The Biography of Zheng He

3 Timeline of Zheng He Zheng He is born in 1371 His first voyage in His second Voyage in His third Voyage in His fourth voyage in His fifth voyage in His sixth voyage in Zheng He died in his seventh voyage.

4 1. Why do we consider Zheng He to be signifcant? Because he explored places and then gave the map of his findings to the emperor. In 1433, Zheng He died during his 7th voyage. His death meant the end of all voyages to the west. 2. How did Zheng He impact on places he went? He traded Chinese goods to other countries. Zheng He opened up trade routes and developed relationships between China and other countries. 3. Why did Zheng He travel? He was captured by the Chinese army and then was asked to help the army that captured him. Zheng He – a significant explorer?

5 4. What was Zheng He looking for? He was looking for land and goods that were expensive for trading. 5. Did Zheng He’s exploits change the way people lived at the time of his exploration? He changed the way people lived by developing trade relationships with other countries. Zheng He – a significant explorer?

6 This is Franco’s boat. It’s based on one of Zheng He’s treasure boats. Zheng He’s fleet had 208 ships and 63 of them were treasure ships. Zheng He’s Treasure Boat

7 Boat of Zheng He Zheng He Statue Zheng He Zheng He Images


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