(This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhu.) The Hongwu Emperor (21 October 1328 – 24 June 1398), personal name Zhu Yuanzhang, was the founder and first emperor of China's Ming dynasty. In the middle of the 14th century, with famine, plagues, and peasant revolts sweeping across China, Zhu Yuanzhang rose to command the force that conquered China and ended the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty, forcing the Mongols to retreat to the Central Asian steppes. Following his seizure of the Yuan capital, Khanbaliq (present-day Beijing), Zhu claimed the Mandate of Heaven and established the Ming dynasty in 1368. Trusting only in his family, he made his many sons powerful feudal princes along the northern marshes and the Yangtze valley. Having outlived his first successor, the Hongwu Emperor enthroned his grandson via a series of instructions; this ended in failure when the Jianwen Emperor's attempt to unseat his uncles led to him being overthrown by one of them, Zhu Di, who later became the Yongle Emperor. Most of the historical sites related to the Hongwu Emperor are located in Nanjing, the original capital of the Ming dynasty.

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Who was the predecessor of )?

The predecessor of ) was ).

How would ) be described?

) would be described as founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

When was ) born?

) was born on 21.10.1328.

What is ) subject of?

) is subject of 1328 births, History of Nanjing, 14th-century Chinese monarchs, People from Chuzhou, 1398 deaths, Medieval legislators and Ming dynasty emperors.

What is the gender of )?

) is male.

When did the career of ) start?

The career started in 1368.