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Which explorer was named the Grand Imperial Eunuch by the Emperor of China?

The Chinese explorer Cheng Ho helped Emperor Yung-lo come to power in 1402, and in 1404 the Emperor named Cheng Ho the Grand Imperial Eunuch. In 1405, Cheng Ho set sail on the first of his seven voyages, which spread Chinese influence and knowledge throughout South Asia and Africa. China moved toward isolationism after Yung-lo died.



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