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Historical Events in April 1644

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Apr 25 Last Ming Emperor Chongzhen hangs himself from a tree on Jing Mountain, Beijing, rather than be captured by forces of Li Zicheng

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen
  • Apr 29 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes Emperor of China and flees Peking