During his 28 year naval career,
Admiral Zheng visited 37
countries, traveled around the tip
of Africa into the Atlantic Ocean
and commanded a single fleet
whose numbers surpassed the
combined fleets of all Europe.
Perhaps more importantly, his
voyages demonstrated the power
of the Chinese civilization and
yielded many important liasons
between China and other nations.
Traveling with him was Sanbao
who created a set of 24maps
praised for their accuracy.
The map used by Columbus was
obtained by the Portuguese from
Between 1405 and 1433, at least
317 ships and 37,000 men were
under his command.
It was the year 1421, The Year a
Chinese Eunuch Admiral
Discovered America, Australia
and it seems the rest of the World
The flagship of the fleet was a
nine-masted vessel measuring
440 feet, nearly 1.5 times the
length of a football fields.
Zheng's journeys also stimulated
a number of important maritime
inventions, including central
rudders, watertight compartments
and various new types of sails.
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He went to sea as a young
boy, and spent most of his life at seachri