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Imperial China Ming Dynasty

Ming Dynasty lasted from 1368 to 1644. This is a period when China was under Chinese rule.

Reign Name :

Emperor Hongwu

Temple Name:
Taizu
Posthumous Name:
Gaodi
Name:
Zhu Yuanzhang
Reign Years:
1368 to 1398

Emperor Jianwen

Temple Name:
Huizong
Posthumous Name:
Huidi
Name:
Zhu Yunwen
Reign Years:
1398 to 1402

Emperor Yongle

Temple Name:
Chengzu
Posthumous Name:
Wendi
Name:
Zhudi
Reign Years:
1402 to 1424

1420, Construction of Imperial Palace completed

Ming dynasty Emperor Yongle moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing.

Emperor Hongxi

Temple Name:
Renzong
Posthumous Name:
Zhaodi
Name:
Zhu Gaochi
Reign Years:
1424 to 1425

Emperor Xuande

Temple Name:
Xuanzong
Posthumous Name:
Zhangdi
Name:
Zhu Zhanji
Reign Years:
1425 to 1435

Emperor Zhengtong / Tianshun

Temple Name:
Yingzong
Posthumous Name:
Ruidi
Name:
Zhu Qizhen
Reign Years:
1435 to 1449, 1457 to 1464

Emperor Jingtai

Temple Name:
Daizong
Posthumous Name:
Jingdi
Name:
Zhu Qiyu
Reign Years:
1449 to 1457

Emperor Chenghua

Temple Name:
Xianzong
Posthumous Name:
Chundi
Name:
Zhu Jianshen
Reign Years:
1464 to 1487

Emperor Hongzhi

Temple Name:
Xiaozong
Posthumous Name:
Jingdi
Name:
Zhu Youtang
Reign Years:
1487 to 1505

Emperor Zhengde

Temple Name:
Wuzong
Posthumous Name:
Yidi
Name:
Zhu Houzhao
Reign Years:
1505 to 1521

Emperor Jiajing

Temple Name:
Shizong
Posthumous Name:
Sudi
Name:
Zhu Houcong
Reign Years:
1521 to 1566

Emperor Longqing

Temple Name:
Muzong
Posthumous Name:
Zhuangdi
Name:
Zhu Zaihou
Reign Years:
1566 to 1572

Emperor Longqing

Temple Name:
Shenzong
Posthumous Name:
Xiandi
Name:
Zhu Yijun
Reign Years:
1572 to 1620

Emperor Taichang

Temple Name:
Guangzong
Posthumous Name:
Zhendi
Name:
Zhu Changluo
Reign Years:
1620

Emperor Tianqi

Temple Name:
Xizong
Posthumous Name:
Zhedi
Name:
Zhu Youjian
Reign Years:
1620 to 1627

Emperor Chongzhen

Temple Name:
Sizong / Yizong
Posthumous Name:
Zhuanglieminhuangdi
Name:
Zhu Zaijian
Reign Years:
1627 to 1644

1644, Shanhai Pass, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province

Ming's dynasty General Wu Sangui allowed Manchu troops to enter Shanhai Pass, ending Ming Dynasty rule in China.

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