The Seven Voyages of Zheng He
There are seven memorable voyages of the important Chinese diplomat known as Zheng He. The first one featured 317 ships and almost 30,000 men, including repairmen and sailors, along with many other important soldiers for the voyage. The voyage ended up succeeding in its mission and Nanjing was brought back to China for punishment. Shortly after, Zheng He embarked on his second voyage which took 68 ships out to attend the inauguration of a new king. In the same year, Zheng He went on his third voyage which was fairly similar to the first voyage. However, this one involved a fight that ultimately lead to the capture of the King. Over many more years from 1409 to 1422, Zheng He and his men went on two other voyages. Lastly, the final and seventh voyage, which took place from 1431 to 1433, is where Zheng died and was buried at sea. To this day, many people across Southeast Asia celebrate the voyages of Zheng He and praise his influence on China.