Author: Jorg Ostrowski
Date: 09-14-11 06:30
I was still hoping to get the date of his birth, if anyone knows, no different than a date agreed upon by academics to celebrate the birth of Lao-tzu and Confucius. If they were ~2500 years ago, and their birth dates have been established (agreed upon), then a date for Zheng He should not be so difficult (only 740 years ago), especially since he was employed all his life in service of the Chinese Court.
If that is too difficult, and in the alternative, then what is the most accepted date for the rediscovery of North America by the Chinese, according to your best conclusion, based on various other authours?
Thanks for any help.