The Yongle Encyclopedia was a Chinese compilation of information. It was ordered by the Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle in 1403, and completed by 1408. It was the world's largest known general encyclopedia at its time, and held this record for six centuries.
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- "Encyclopedias and dictionaries". Encyclopedia Britannica. 18 (15th ed.). 2007. p. 257.