What was the Battle of Myeongnyang (1598)?

Introduction In the Battle of Myeongnyang, on October 26, 1597, the Korean Joseon Kingdom’s navy, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, fought the Japanese navy in the Myeongnyang Strait, near Jindo Island, off the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula. Part of the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). With only 13 ships remaining from Admiral Won… Read More

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What was the Battle of Chilcheollyang (1597)?

Introduction The naval Battle of Chilcheollyang took place on the night of 28 August 1597, during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598). It resulted in the destruction of nearly the entire Korean fleet. Background Prior to the battle, the previous naval commander Yi Sun-sin, had been removed from his post due to a Japanese plot.… Read More

What is the Imjin War (1592-1598)?

Introduction The Japanese invasions of Korea of 1592-1598 or Imjin War involved two separate yet linked invasions: an initial invasion in 1592 (Imjin Disturbance), a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597 (Chongyu War). The conflict ended in 1598 with the withdrawal of the Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula after a… Read More