August 30, 1363 CE – The Battle of Lake Poyang Begins near Nanchang, China

August 30, 1363 CE – The Battle of Lake Poyang Begins near Nanchang, ChinaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons With the Yuan Dynasty faltering, competing rebel factions sought to gain a foothold as the next in line. On August 30, 1363, one of the final battles in this epic struggle for the future of China began on the shores of Lake Poyang. The Han, attacking the Ming-held town of Nanchang, started what remains one of the largest naval battles in world history with an assault from the waters of the country’s largest freshwater lake. Six weeks later, the Ming would solidify their position as leading challenger to the throne […]