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Ming Period Persons

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Ba caizi 八才子 see Jiajing ba caizi 嘉靖八才子
Ba hu 八虎 the "Eight Tigers", group of powerful chief eunuchs (Ming)
Bian Gong 邊貢 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
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Chen Dong 陳東 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Chen Jiru 陳繼儒 writer, painter and book collector (Ming)
Chenghua 成化 see Ming Xianzong 明憲宗
Chongzhen 崇禎 see Ming Sizong 明思宗
Cui Chengxiu 崔呈秀 member of the eunuch faction (Ming), see Wu hu 五虎
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Dingwu 定武 see Prince of Han 韓王 (Ming)
Dongwu 東武 see Prince of Huai 淮王 (Ming)
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Fang Xiaoru 方孝孺 philosopher (Ming)
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Gao Feng 高鳳 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
Gao Lian 高濂 writer and book collector (Ming)
Gu Dayong 谷大用 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
Gu Zuyu 顧祖禹 geographer and book collector (late Ming)
Gui Youguang 歸有光 writer (Ming)
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He Jingming 何景明 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
Hongguang 弘光 see Prince of Fu 福王 (Ming)
Hongwu 洪武 see Ming Taizu 明太祖
Hongxi 洪熙 see Ming Renzong 明仁宗
Hongzhi 弘治 see Ming Xiaozong 明孝宗
Hu Yinglin 胡應麟 collector and publisher (Ming)
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Jiajing 嘉靖 see Ming Shizong 明世宗
Jiaqing ba caizi 嘉靖八才子 Eight Talents of the Jiajing Reign, group of writers (Ming)
Jianwen 建文 see Ming Huidi 明惠帝
Jiao Hong 焦竑 philosopher (late Ming)
Jingtai 景泰 see Ming Daizong 明代宗
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Kang Hai 康海 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
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Li Kaixian 李開先 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Li Kuilong 李夔龍 member of the eunuch faction (Ming), see Wu hu 五虎
Li Mengyang 李夢陽 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
Li Xuanshi 李選侍 imperial consort (late Ming)
Li Zhi 李贄 philosopher (late Ming)
Liu Jin 劉瑾 powerful eunuch (Ming)
Longqing 隆慶 see Ming Muzong 明穆宗
Longwu 隆武 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (1)
Lü Gao 呂高 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Lü Kun 呂坤 statesman and thinker (late Ming)
Luo Xiang 羅祥 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
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Ma Shiying 馬士英 high minister (Southern Ming)
Ma Yongcheng 馬永成 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
Mao Jin 毛晉 collector and publisher (late Ming)
Mao Kun 茅坤 writer (mid-Ming)
Mei Dingzuo 梅鼎祚 poet and book collector (mid-Ming)
Ming Anzong 明安宗 see Prince of Fu 福王
Ming Chengzu 明成祖 Zhu Di 朱棣 the Yongle Emperor 永樂 (r. 1402-1424)
Ming Daizong 明代宗 Zhu Qiyu 朱祁鈺 the Jingtai Emperor 景泰 (r. 1449-1456)
Ming Guangzong 明光宗 Zhu Changluo 朱常洛 the Taichang Emperor 泰昌 (r. 1620)
Ming Huidi 明惠帝 Zhu Xunwen 朱允炆 the Jianwen Emperor 建文 (r. 1398-1402)
Ming Jingdi 明景帝 see Ming Daizong 明代宗
Ming Jingzong 明敬宗 see Prince of Huai 淮王
Ming Muzong 明穆宗 Zhu Zaihou 朱載垕 the Longqing Emperor 隆慶 (r. 1566-1572)
Ming Renzong 明仁宗 Zhu Gaochi 朱高熾 the Hongxi Emperor 洪熙 (r. 1424 -1425)
Ming Shaozong 明紹宗 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (1)
Ming Shenzong 明神宗 Zhu Yijun 朱翊鈞 the Wanli Emperor 萬曆 (r. 1572-1619)
Ming Shizong 明世宗 Zhu Houcong 朱厚熜 the Jiajing Emperor 嘉靖 (r. 1521-1566)
Ming Sizong 明思宗 Zhu Youjian 朱由檢 the Chongzhen Emperor 崇禎 (r. 1627-1644)
Ming Taizu 明太祖 Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 the Hongwu Emperor 洪武 (r. 1368-1398)
Ming Wenzong 明文宗 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (2)
Ming Wuzong 明武宗 Zhu Houzhao 朱厚照 the Zhengde Emperor 正德 (r. 1505 -1521)
Ming Xizong 明熹宗 Zhu Youjiao 朱由校 the Tianqi Emperor 天啓 (r. 1620-1627)
Ming Xianzong 明憲宗 Zhu Jianshen 朱見深 the Chenghua Emperor 成化 (r. 1464-1487)
Ming Xiaozong 明孝宗 Zhu Youcheng 朱祐樘 the Hongzhi Emperor 弘治 (r. 1487-1505)
Ming Xuanzong 明宣宗 Zhu Zhanji 朱瞻基 the Xuande Emperor 宣德 (r. 1425-1435)
Ming Yizong 明義宗 see Prince of Lu 魯王
Ming Yingzong 明英宗 Zhu Qizhen 朱祁鎮 the Zhengtong 正統 and Tianshun 天順 emperor (r. 1435-1449, 1457-1464)
Ming Zhaozong 明昭宗 see Prince of Gui 桂王
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Ni Wenhuan 倪文煥 member of the eunuch faction (Ming), see Wu hu 五虎
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The Prince of Fu 福王 Zhu Yousong 朱由崧 the Hongguang Emperor 弘光 (r. 1644-1645)
The Prince of Gui 桂王 Zhu Youlang 朱由榔 the Yongli Emperor 永曆 (r. 1646-1661)
The Prince of Han 韓王 Zhu Benli 朱本鉝 the Dingwu Emperor 定武 (r. 1646-1663)
The Prince of Huai 淮王 Zhu Changqing 朱常清 the Dongwu Emperor 東武 (r. 1648-1649)
The Prince of Lu 魯王 Zhu Yihai 朱以海 ruler of the Southern Ming (r. 1646)
The Prince of Tang 唐王 (1) Zhu Yujian 朱聿鍵 the Longwu Emperor 隆武 (r. 1645-1646)
The Prince of Tang 唐王 (2) Zhu Yuyue 朱聿𨮁 the Shaowu Emperor 紹武 (r. 1646)
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Qiu Ju 丘聚 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
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Ren Han 任瀚 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
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Shaowu 紹武 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (2)
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Taichang 泰昌 see Ming Guangzong 明光宗
Tang Shunzhi 唐順之 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Tian Ji 田吉 member of the eunuch faction (Ming), see Wu hu 五虎
Tianqi 天啓 see Ming Xizong 明熹宗
Tianshun 天順 see Ming Yingzong 明英宗
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Wanli 萬曆 see Ming Shenzong 明神宗
Wang Jiusi 王九思 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
Wang Shenzhong 王慎中 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Wang Shizhen 王世貞 writer and historian (late Ming)
Wang Tingxiang 王廷相 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
Wei Bin 魏彬 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
Wei Zhongxian 魏忠賢 a powerful eunuch (late Ming)
Wu Chunfu 吳淳夫 member of the eunuch faction (Ming), see Wu hu 五虎
wu hu 五虎 the "Five Tigers", group of officials supporting the eunuch clique (late Ming)
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Xiong Guo 熊過 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Xu Zhenqing 徐禎卿 writer (Ming), see Qian qi zi 前七子
Xuande 宣德 see Ming Xuanzong 明宣宗
Xue Xuan 薛瑄 philosopher (early Ming)
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Yongle 永樂 see Ming Chengzu 明成祖
Yongli 永曆 see Prince of Gui 桂王
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Zhan Ruoshui 湛若水 philosopher (mid-Ming)
Zhang Yongqing 張永情 powerful eunuch (Ming), see Ba hu 八虎
Zhao Shichun 趙時春 writer (Ming), see Eight Talents
Zheng He 鄭和 famous eunuch and navigator (early Ming)
Zheng Zhilong 鄭芝龍 high official (Southern Ming)
Zhengde 正德 see Ming Wuzong 明武宗
Zhengtong 正統 see Ming Yingzong 明英宗
Zhu Benli 朱本鉝 see Prince of Han 韓王
Zhu Changfang 朱常淓 Prince of Lu 潞王 (Southern Ming)
Zhu Changluo 朱常洛 see Ming Guangzong 明光宗
Zhu Changqing 朱常清 see Prince of Huai 淮王
Zhu Danji 朱亶塉 see Prince of Han 韓王
Zhu Di 朱棣 see Ming Chengzu 明成祖
Zhu Gaochi 朱高熾 see Ming Renzong 明仁宗
Zhu Houcong 朱厚熜 see Ming Shizong 明世宗
Zhu Houzhao 朱厚照 see Ming Wuzong 明武宗
Zhu Jianshen 朱見深 see Ming Xianzong 明憲宗
Zhu Qiyu 朱祁鈺 see Ming Daizong 明代宗
Zhu Qizhen 朱祁鎮 see Ming Yingzong 明英宗
Zhu Yihai 朱以海 see Prince of Lu 魯王
Zhu Yijun 朱翊鈞 see Ming Shenzong 明神宗
Zhu Youcheng 朱祐樘 see Ming Xiaozong 明孝宗
Zhu Youjian 朱由檢 see Ming Sizong 明思宗
Zhu Youjiao 朱由校 see Ming Xizong 明熹宗
Zhu Youlang 朱由榔 see Prince of Gui 桂王
Zhu Yousong 朱由崧 see Prince of Fu 福王
Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 see Ming Taizu 明太祖
Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 see Ming Huidi 明惠帝
Zhu Yujian 朱聿鍵 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (1)
Zhu Yuyue 朱聿𨮁 see Prince of Tang 唐王 (2)
Zhu Zaihou 朱載垕 see Ming Muzong 明穆宗
Zhu Zhanji 朱瞻基 see Ming Xuanzong 明宣宗