The Battle of Nanyang took place in 1641 and 1642 in Nanyang, an important city in Henan Province. This city is an ancient original place of the Silk Road. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, many battles took place in Nanyang. In 1641, a person named Li Zicheng "(李自成)" attacked Nanyang and finally took control of the west of this city. In 1642, he attacked Nanyang again and took control of the whole city. And that war was called Battle of Nanyang, which lasted nearly a year.