July 16, 1683 CE – Shi Lang Eliminates the Last Competitor of the Qing Dynasty at the Battle of Penghu

July 16, 1683 CE – Shi Lang Eliminates the Last Competitor of the Qing Dynasty at the Battle of PenghuRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Two massive armies and navies gathered to decide the fate of Penghu on July 16, 1683 – a battle with implications in the present day, as the Qing Dynasty arrived in the Taiwan Strait to lay waste to its last challenger in the region, the Tungning. Led by Admiral Shi Lang, nearly 100,000 men and over 600 warships helped to capture Taiwan for Emperor Kangxi. Leading up to the attack, the Emperor had decided to cease all communication with the small nation just over […]