Emperor Xi Zong, Zhu Youxiao

No. 16 Emperor Xi Zong, Zhu Youxiao, 1620 - 1627, Ming Dynasty

The years Emperor Xi Zong (Zhu Youxiao) reigned became a series of retreats in the face of internal disorders and the mounting threats at the borders. These last years of the Ming Dynasty were particularly unstable: for in addition to the crises of political and financial management popular uprisings began that would ultimately allow the Manchu to seize power.

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