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Ming Dynasty 明朝

Here is a list of Ming Emperor's reign information.
To understand different names associated with an emperor, see Getting to know a Chinese Emperor.

Ming Dynasty 1368 - 1644

Preceeded by Yuan Dynasty
Succeeded by Shun Dynasty

Personal Name Posthumous name     Temple name   Reign name  Reign years
Zhu Yuan Zhang
朱元璋
Ming Gao Di
明高帝     
Ming Tai Zu
明太祖
Hongwu
洪武
1368-1398
Zhu Yun Wen
朱允炆
Ming Hui Di
明惠帝
no temple name Jianwen
建文
1398-1402
Zhu Di
朱棣
Ming Wen Di
明文帝
Ming Cheng Zu
明成祖 or
Ming Tai Zong
明太宗
Yongle
永樂
1402-1424
Zhu Gao Chi
朱高熾
Ming Zhao Di
明昭帝
Ming Ren Zong 
明仁宗
Hongxi
洪熙
1424-1425
Zhu Zhan Ji
朱瞻基
Ming Zhang Di
明章帝
Ming Xuan Zong
明宣宗
Xuande
宣德
1425-1435

Zhu Qi Zhen
朱祁鎮

Ming Rui Di  
明睿帝
Ming Ying Zong
明英宗
Zhengtong
正統
1435-1449
Tianshun
天順

1457-1464

Zhu Qi Yu  
朱祁鈺
Ming Jing Di 
明景帝
Ming Dai Zong 
明代宗
Jingtai
景泰
1449-1457
Zhu Jian Shen
朱見深     
Ming Chun Di   
明純帝
Ming Xian Zong
明憲宗
Chenghua
成化
1464-1487
Zhu You Tang
朱祐樘
Ming Jing Di 
明敬帝
Ming Xiao Zong
明孝宗
Hongzhi 
弘治
1487-1505
Zhu Hou Zhao
朱厚照       
Ming Yi Di
明毅帝       
Ming Wu Zong 
明武宗
Zhengdi
正德
1505-1521
Zhu Hou Cong
朱厚熜
Ming Su Di 
明肅帝
Ming Shi Zong  
明世宗
Jiajing
嘉靖
1521-1567
Zhu Zai Hou
朱載垕
Ming Zhuang Di
明莊帝
Ming Mu Zong  
明穆宗
Longqing
隆慶
1567-1572
Zhu Yi Jun  
朱翊鈞
Ming Xian Di
明顯帝
Ming Shen Zong
明神宗
Wanli 
萬曆  
1572-1620
Zhu Chang Luo
朱常洛
Ming Zhen Di
明貞帝
Ming Guang Zong
明光宗
Taichang
泰昌
1620
Zhu You Jiao  
朱由校
Ming Zhe Di
明悊帝
Ming Xi Zong 
明熹宗
Tianqi 
天啟
1620-1627
Zhu You Jian
朱由檢         
Ming Zhuang Lie Min 莊烈愍 Ming Si Zong
明思宗
Chong Zhen
崇禎
1627-1644

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