The Wanli Emperor (Cheenese: 萬曆; pinyin: Wàn Lì; 4 September 1563 – 18 August 1620), personal name Zhu Yijun (Cheenese: 朱翊鈞; pinyin: Zhū Yìjūn), wis the 13t emperor o the Ming dynasty o Cheenae. "Wanli", the era name o his reign, leeterally means "ten thoosand calendars". He wis the third son o the Longqing Emperor. His reign o 48 years (1572-1620) wis the langest amang aw the Ming dynasty emperors an it witnessed the steady decline o the dynasty.
↑Follaein the daith o the emperor, the Wanli era wis normally due tae end on 21 Januar 1621. However, the Wanli Emperor's successor, the Taichang Emperor, died within a month, afore 22 Januar 1621, which should hae been the stairt o the Taichang era. The Tianqi Emperor, wha succeedit the Taichang Emperor, decidit that the Wanli era would be conseedert as haein endit on the last day o the seivent month (equivalent tae 27 August 1620), tae enable the Taichang era tae be applee'd retrospectively for the remainin five months in that year (see the Taichang Emperor airticle).