Hongwu Emperor

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Hongwu Emperor

Hongwu Emperor (Chinese: 洪武帝; Wade–Giles: Hung-woo T'i; October 21, 1328June 24, 1398), also known by his given name Zhu Yuanzhang (Chinese: 朱元璋; Wade–Giles: Chu Yuan-chang) and by the temple name Taizu of the Ming (Chinese: c=明太祖) was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. Born a poor farmer, he rose to become heleader of a large rebellion against the Yuan Dynasty and then made himself emperor.in 1403 his son took over. His name was emperor Yonguls or Honguls. They lived in the forbidden city.


He was a strong leader, but did not trust his government officials, or mandarins, and killed many of them.