The most #famous #eunuch of #china ☺#chinese #voyages

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The term eunuch generally refers to a man who has been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences. In Latin, the words eunuchus, spado (Greek: σπάδων spadon), and castratus were used to denote eunuchs.

During the Ming, eunuchs gained great power as trusted advisors to the Emperor. The most famous was Zheng He, the legendary naval admiral and explorer who commanded seven diplomatic voyages—sailing with up to 300 ships and 20,000+ people.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunuch, http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-history-culture-customs-traditions/