Foreword

The most advanced stage of human morality and culture is when we realize that we should control our thoughts with reason. ——Darwin

Speaking of the famous”grassroot emperor” in history, I believe everyone must be thinking of Zhu Yuanzhang. His experience is undoubtedly very legendary. It can be said that this kind of life is the only one in Chinese history. There is no one before and no one afterwards. Because of this, Zhu Yuanzhang has been admired by many people and has become an inspirational model for everyone to learn. There is one thing that has not been investigated yet, and that is the question about Zhu Yuanzhang’s true face.

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The old man claims to be the descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang

In today’s history, it is generally believed that the most widely circulated version of Zhu Yuanzhang’s face is that he has a long chin and looks extremely ugly, but the authenticity has not been verified. , And there is not enough evidence to prove that this is the true Zhu Yuanzhang in history, but one incident happened later that seemed to just confirm this statement. What is going on? Let’s talk about it next.

It turned out that there was an old man who claimed to be the offspring of Zhu Yuanzhang, and there was also strong evidence. It is worth mentioning that this old man and The legendary Zhu Yuanzhang looks very similar, so people have to be convinced. Does anyone believe his statement? Some experts came to the place where the old man lived with curiosity, and began to explore and research. What was the result?

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The old man’s name is Gao Guangsheng and he lives in Henan ProvinceIn a small village in the northeast of Yuzhou City, he was 81 years old when he said he was a descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang. At first, everyone thought that he must be confused. No one believed his words at all, and even ridiculed him constantly. However, in the face of these doubts, the old man still insisted that he was the descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang, and he was still his twentieth. Shi Sun, and can still find evidence.

The family’s ancestors passed a decree to determine the identity

Although everyone does not believe it, this The news spread quickly and reached the ears of history experts. Many history experts also rushed after hearing the news. To find out, the experts came to this small village in Henan through the news of the villagers and found Gao Guangsheng. When the old man saw that an expert had come here, he couldn’t wait to prove his identity, so he showed evidence of his identity without saying anything. After the old man took it out, the expert was shocked. The evidence of is a sacred decree, and there are some ice trays.

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But these two are not the most important, the most important The old man also produced a genealogy, that is to say, if this genealogy is verified to be authentic, it can directly prove the authenticity of the old man’s identity. After that, the expert appraisal of the evidence one by one, the expert First, the imperial decree and the ice plate were confirmed, and the conclusions reached shocked everyone, because these evidences are genuine, and what the old man said is indeed true. Then the experts began to study the genealogy and found that this genealogy records the ancestors of the old man in detail. The series of things we have done is very complete, so experts believe in the identity of the elderly.

Because the experts believed it, the people around believed that the old man was the offspring of Zhu Yuanzhang, so they all sighed, never expected such a humble The remote village hides the descendants of the Ming Dynasty imperial family. In order to protect these precious cultural relics, experts will also remove the elderly when they leave. The ancestral decree was brought back to the museum and properly kept. In addition to these physical evidence, there is another important reason, which also shows that the old man is indeed related to Zhu Yuanzhang.

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Brows and eyes are very similar to Zhu Yuanzhang

Because experts found that the eyebrows and eyebrows of this old man and Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang are indeed somewhat similar. In the most widely circulated portrait of Zhu Yuanzhang among the people, his most obvious feature is his chin. Long, big nose, and dense small spots on his face. Experts compared the appearance of the old man with the portrait of Zhu Yuanzhang and found that it was really similar. With so much evidence, he was more certain. It is really a descendant of the Ming Dynasty royal family.

But at this point, someone has a question. Since the old man Gao Guangsheng is a descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang, why is the surname not Zhu, but Gao? In this regard, the elderly also have opinions. According to the elderly, it is because the ancestors changed their names and surnames in order to avoid hunting and killing, so they changed their surnames and became Gao’s surnames. After that, they lived in this village in a low-key manner and continued their descendants silently. Moreover, the old man also said that he is not the only one who has the blood of the Ming Dynasty in this village, more than 80 people have pure Ming Dynasty blood.

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Later Gao Guangsheng said that he is the descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang, so The biggest wish in his life is to be able to change back to his ancestor’s surname. He is also proud and proud of his identity as a descendant of the royal family. In fact, it is said that Zhu Yuanzhang’s descendants, Gao Guangsheng only proved himself, among the people of Zhu Yuanzhang’s royal descendants, and Not in the minority, what is going on? This starts with Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu Yuanzhang was the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty. In order to consolidate his imperial power, he implemented the centralization system.

The descendants of Zhu Yuanzhang spread all over the country

and also implemented the”Feudal princes” system, it is said that he gave his 26 children all the princes. Under the implementation of this prince system, each fief The title of the feudal lords is also a system of succession, which led to the feudal lords, in order to develop their own powers in their respective fiefs, to continue to extend their descendants. According to historical records, in the five years of Hongzhi of Ming Dynasty, a feudal king Qingcheng who occupied Shanxi Wang gave birth to 94 women, which directly refreshed the birth record of Zhu Yuanzhang’s family.

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If a prince has so many family members, Isn’t there more of those 26 vassals? According to a large number of historical records, historians discovered that by the end of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang’s descendants had reached millions of people, and they became the greatest successors of the Ming Dynasty. , But it is also the biggest consumer of benefits.

So under such a huge family system, with the passage of time, by now, the descendants of the Ming Dynasty’s imperial family are already very many, so to speak All over the country, for example, in the last years of the Ming Dynasty, many descendants of Zhu Yuanzhang went to Hunan, Hubei and other places, and a large number went to Jiangsu, Henan, and Anhui, and most of them no longer surnamed Zhu, but Like Gao Guangsheng’s ancestors, in order to avoid hunting down, they changed their names and even kept their names incognito.

Conclusion

The fundamental spirit of Chinese traditional culture is harmony and freedom. ——Xu Siyuan

It is precisely for this reason that even though Zhu Yuanzhang’s descendants are many, it is not easy to be discovered by others. Have royal blood. Regarding this matter, I wonder what the readers think about it? Remember to leave a comment, thank you!

References

“Quotations of World Celebrities”