|Minister of Warfare|
December 25, 1671 – November 17, 1675
|Preceded by||Ke'er Ke'da|
|Born||November 19, 1635|
|Died||June 3, 1708(aged 72)|
Mingju (Manchu: Mingju; Chinese: 明珠; pinyin: Míngzhū, November 19, 1635 – June 3, 1708), of the Manchu Nara clan, was an eminent and powerful official of the Qing Dynasty during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor.
Second cousin to the Shunzhi Emperor, Mingzhu came from an aristocratic line that belonged to the Plain Yellow Banner of the Eight Banners. His grandfather, Gintaisi, was the last prince of the Yehe Nara clan.
In 1677, Mingju was named the Grand Secretary, one of the top-ranking positions, and became involved in a long power struggle with Songgotu throughout the middle years of Kangxi's reign. He was related to Consort Hui, one of the Kangxi Emperor's concubines who bore the emperor his first surviving son, Yinzhi. Consequently, he supported Yinzhi during the struggles for succession. He was sent to prison for corruption and various other charges in his final years.
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