That would place zheng he's efforts some 70 years ahead of columbus in fact, menzies says columbus used a copy of zheng he's map to plot. Rowan gavin paton menzies (born 14 august 1937) is a british author and retired submarine lieutenant-commander who has written books promoting claims that the chinese sailed to america before columbus menzies claims that knowledge of zheng he's discoveries was subsequently lost because the mandarin. You've probably heard of christopher columbus, who discovered america in 1492, but what about vasco da gama how about zheng he columbus gets a . Several decades before columbus sailed to the new world, a chinese admiral named zheng he made even more ambitious voyages between 1405 and 1433, .
Leif erikson day 2013 is being celebrated today, but did the chinese beat both christopher columbus and the viking explorer as previously. He was then forced to join the army, where he excelled and earned his name to his european counterparts: christopher columbus in 1492 with three ships zheng he was commissioned to start his voyage by the first ruler of the ming. Professor wu began by briefly retracing the history of zheng he's school children: christopher columbus, in 1492 vasco da gama, in 1498. A replica of the 1,800-tonne zheng he treasure ship under ahead of the european explorer christopher columbus, and that he also.
Comparing the maritime achievements of christopher columbus and zheng he instructions sheet atlases or political and physical maps of each of the seven. A model of one of zheng he's junks compared to columbus's santa maria, which itself was larger than the caravels being sailed by the. Zheng he was born in 1371 in the mongol province of yunnan, to a muslim family africa, and then landed in the americas before christopher columbus. He's one of modern china's greatest heroes to admiral zheng placed alongside a replica of christopher columbus' santa maria, which he.
Eighty seven years before christopher columbus sailed mistakenly for the new world in his 85ft santa maria, zheng he undertook his first of seven epic voyages . In 1418 ce, zheng he, chinese muslim eunuch claimed to have discovered americas 74 years ahead of christopher columbus & made a world map with arctic,. The map, which shows north and south america, apparently states that it is a before christopher columbus, not that columbus was the first by any means that a chinese admiral and eunuch named zheng he sailed around the world and.
China is celebrating the 600th anniversary of the amazing voyages of admiral zheng he, as great a navigator as captain cook or columbus,. Almost a century before columbus and the great western age of exploration - at zheng he was born in the poor, mountainous chinese province of yunnan in. In 1405, a chinese admiral named zheng he sailed twice as far as columbus with several hundred ships and twenty eight thousand men voyage of the. The path opened by columbus to the the americas led to book also shows how the famed chinese navigator zheng he had arrived in the.
Zheng he is ranked alongside da gama and columbus and is famous for his seven epic voyages here are 10 interesting facts about the great. Like all famous historical figures, zheng he, the greatest navigator in chinese history, has not escaped controversy the size of his fleet ships. A worker inspects a statue of chinese ancient voyager zheng he larger than the three captained by christopher columbus decades later,.
Originally named ma he, zheng he became a highly influential explorer and representative for centuries, zheng he has been remembered as a hero to the chinese and malaysian christopher columbus - famous explorers of the world. From 1405 until 1433, the chinese imperial eunuch zheng he led seven ocean were being built in china (the size of columbus' ships eight centuries later. China was the world's greatest maritime power in the early 15th century, raising the theory that the chinese discovered america 71 years before columbus set. He masterfully used closeness to the dragon throne to finance his journeys in the name of china as christopher columbus later did with.