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Battle of Yamen

In 1279, Chinese general Zhang Hongfan of the Yuan Dynasty anniliated the last fleet of the Southern Song Dynasty at Yamen, (today Xinhui County, Guangdong Province).

As a consequence. Lu Xiufu and Song Di Bing, the last emperor of Southern Song Dynasty committed suicide by jumping off a cliff into the sea. Zhang Shijie, commander of the Song fleet, escaped from the scene but was later drowned when his ship was brought down in a storm.

This ended the Song Dynasty.

See also: Wen Tianxiang -- List of battles