Did you know by the time vasco da gama returned from his first voyage to india in 1499, he had spent more than two years away from home, including 300 days at sea, and had traveled some 24,000 miles. Introduction zheng he was a chinese explorer who lead seven great voyages on behalf of the chinese emperor these voyages traveled through the south china sea, indian ocean, arabian sea, red sea, and along the east coast of africa his seven total voyages were diplomatic, military, and trading ventures, and lasted from 1405 – 1433. Zheng he timeline timeline description: zheng he was a chinese eunuch and explorer who commanded the ming dynasty's treasure fleet of trading vessels on expeditions between 1405 and 1433 aiming to spread the word of the chinese emperor's might and open chinese trade to new markets, zheng he traveled as far as the east coast of africa.
Together, zheng he and his armada made seven epic voyages from the port at nanjing to india, arabia, and even east africa the first voyage in 1403, the yongle emperor ordered the construction of a huge fleet of ships capable of travel around the indian ocean. Zheng he and his crew took off again, but this time with only 249 ships, as many ships were said to be unnecessary on the first voyage during the voyage, the brunei ruler stayed in nanjing to pay tributes to the king. He even identifies the eyewitness, a young and well-connected venetian called niccolo da conti, whose accounts of the chinese voyages were published on his return to venice.
On his first voyage (1405) zheng he commanded a gigantic flagship and sixty-two small ships with a crew estimated to number nearly 28,000 the ships were heavily loaded with porcelain, silk, and other chinese luxury goods. First person voyage of zheng he research paper we are finally headed home it has been a long journey but we have accomplished a great deal as you know, i was fortunate to be placed on eunuch zheng he’s flag ship, a treasure junk which is like a floating city with over 1,000 men it is enormous and very luxurious, with grand. Zheng he organized this expedition but did not actually lead it in person zheng he did command the third voyage (1409-1411) with 48 large ships and 30,000 troops, visiting many of the same places as on the first voyage but also traveling to malacca on the malay peninsula and ceylon (sri lanka. Christopher columbus - the first voyage: the ships for the first voyage—the niña, pinta, and santa maría—were fitted out at palos, on the tinto river in spain consortia put together by a royal treasury official and composed mainly of genoese and florentine bankers in sevilla (seville) provided at least 1,140,000 maravedis to outfit the expedition, and columbus supplied more than a third. Epic voyages of zheng he 1 chinese treasure fleet - adventures of zheng he ghost fleet: the epic voyage of zheng he (preview) first ever exhibition launched at the makkah holy complex 1001 inventions and cures from the east celebrating diversity through engaging science and cultural experiences.
Zheng he (also known as cheng ho) is one of the most famous admirals in chinese history, and is best known for his treasure voyages these voyages served to project the power and the wealth of the ming dynasty to the known world and were sponsored by the ming emperor, yongle, himself. Noted oceanic scientist jin wu discusses the 15th century expeditions of the chinese mariner zheng he & the celebration of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage what zheng he accomplished, jin wu declared, must be considered an achievement for all of mankind, not just a chinese achievement on. Portuguese explorer vasco da gama was commissioned by the portuguese king to find a maritime route to the east he was the first person to sail directly from europe to india first voyage. Earlier than li, the british retired naval officer gavin menzies, a fan of zheng he, argued that zheng he should be deemed as the first person to have sailed around the world, whose discovery of the new world came nearly 70 years earlier than columbus. A giant statue of zheng he, the famous muslim chinese admiral who commanded the treasure fleet, gets inspected for the 600th anniversary of his first voyage china photos / getty images scholars of zheng he's life always wonder how history would be different if the first portuguese explorers to.
Zheng he's first voyage lasted from 1405 to 1407 he traveled all the way to calicut, india visiting many towns and ports along the way they traded and made diplomatic relations at the places they visited. Zheng he's seven voyages: historical fact and contemporary significance jin wu, distinguished oceanic scientist and former minister of education of the republic of china, discusses zheng he's voyages of discovery, and upcoming celebrations of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage. That is the real question, and it is also why zheng he’s voyages is considered one of the grandest accomplishments of the ming dynasty, and then also subsequently one of the greatest failures upon its cancellation later on. Zheng he was a muslim eunuch who served as a close confidant of the yongle emperor of china during the ming dynasty he went on voyages to southeast asia, sumatra, java, ceylon, india, persia, persian gulf, arabia, the red sea egypt, and the mozambique channel. Zheng he bought back many things to china that had never been seen before it was a question that caught the attention of professor hum, a specialist in logistics and global supply chains, as he set out to learn the leadership and management lessons of this fifteenth century admiral.
Voyages across the ocean exploration via the ocean has increased our knowledge of the world twitter facebook what were two contributions of chinese explorer zheng he's voyages american explorer robert edwin peary was the first person to reach the north pole, where he remained for 30 hours however, this claim has since been disputed. Zheng he, the great admiral of the third ming emperor of china, led a series of expeditions into the indian oceanon his first expedition (1405–07) zheng landed in sri lanka but withdrew hastily he returned in 1411, defeated the ruler vira alakeshvara, and took. Zheng he and his voyages the other traveler i will take into consideration is zheng he because he is sometimes referred to as a predecessor of columbus i will present my students chapter 14 - an excerpt - from voyages in world history by v hansen. Zheng he, chinese admiral and court eunuch of the ming era, which run from 1405-1433 navigated a total of seven naval expeditions toward the middle east and east africa the ships, which are said to be hundreds in number, were part of the chinese treasure voyages that aim to safeguard the wealth and power of the chinese from the world and in.
The ming treasure voyages were the seven maritime expeditions by ming china's treasure ma huan wrote that shi jinqing (施進卿), a man of guangdong but residing in palembang, was the person who had informed admiral zheng he about chen zuyi's admiral zheng he first made port at quanzhou to load up the fleet's cargoholds. In fact, menzies says columbus used a copy of zheng he's map to plot his own voyage zheng he — a muslim eunuch — is arguably the most famous explorer in chinese history. Zheng he (also known as cheng ho) was born in what is now jinning county, kunming city of yunnan province in 1371, the fourth year of the hongwu reign period (1368-1398) of the ming dynasty he.
Zheng he was a muslim explorer who led many voyages in the indian ocean for trade he was one of the first major figures of the 15th century when it comes to ocean voyages zheng he was a muslim and a eunuch. On his first voyage, he defeated a famous pirate in the strait of malacca for the next 28 years, zheng he traveled on six more voyages from 1407–1409, he visited calicut, thailand and java.