Koxinga

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Zheng Chenggong
鄭成功
Zheng Chenggong.JPG
His statue on Gulangyu Island, Xiamen
BornAugust 1624
DiedJune 23, 1662 (aged 37)
OccupationMilitary leader
TitleGuoxingye
SuccessorZheng Jing
Spouse(s)Dong[1]
ChildrenZheng Jing, Zheng Xi
Parent(s)Zheng Zhilong (Father), Tagawa (Mother)

Koxinga - Lord with the Imperial Surname is the traditional Western spelling[2] of Zheng Chenggong (1624 - 1662). Koxinga was a leader at the end of the Chinese Ming Dynasty. He defeated the Dutch to claim Taiwan in 1662 at the Siege of Fort Zeelandia.

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References and notes[change | change source]

  1. Willis, John E. (1974). Pepper, Guns and Parleys: The Dutch East India Company and China 1622-1681, p. 28.
  2. Koxinga's Shrine