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Answered 2008-05-13 05:15:56

Zhu Di, the 3rd emperor of Ming Dynasty (also called Ming Chengzu or Yongle Emperor) moved the capital to Beijing, and gave order to begin the construction of the Forbidden City in 1406.

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