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Koxinga

Chinese military leader

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.

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)

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References and notesEdit

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