White Lotus Rebellion 1794-1804

[ 1794 - 1804 ]

The White Lotus Rebellion was a rebellion that occurred during the Qing dynasty of China. It broke out in 1794, and was at full height in 1796, among impoverished settlers in the mountainous region that separates Sichuan province from Hubei and Shaanxi provinces.

Although the rebellion was finally crushed by the Qing government in 1804, it marked a turning point in the history of the Qing dynasty. Qing control weakened and prosperity diminished by the 19th century.

The Rebellion is estimated to have caused the deaths of some 100,000 rebels.

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