1410 Yellow River flood

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The 1410 Yellow River flood was a natural disaster affecting the area around Kaifeng, China, during the early Ming dynasty.

It struck during the early years of the reign of the usurping Yongle Emperor, damaging thousands of acres of farmland and killing more than 14,000 families.[1]


  1. ^ Tsai, Shih-Shan Henry. SUNY Series in Chinese Local Studies: The Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty. SUNY Press, 1996. ISBN 0791426874, 9780791426876. Accessed 16 Oct 2012.