Li Dingguo, the first fierce general of the Southern Ming Dynasty, followed Zhang Xianzhong to raise troops in northern Shaanxi in 1630. At a young age, Li Dingguo showed amazing military skills. Li Dingguo was a well-known Confucian general with high martial arts skills, knowledgeable and reasonable, and courteous corporal. Li Dingguo made great military exploits for Zhang Xianzhong. In 1644, Li Zicheng entered the capital and established the Dashun Dynasty. However, in particular, Li Zicheng and Wu Sangui turned against each other, and then Wu Sangui opened Shanhaiguan and welcomed the Qing soldiers to the south. In 1645, the three-way army of the Qing army invaded Sichuan, Zhang Xianzhong raised the anti-Qing flag, and Li Dingguo led his troops to the front line to fight the Qing soldiers, winning each other.
Later, the Qing army made a big counterattack. Zhang Xianzhong was attacked by the general of the Sichuan Army in the Ming Dynasty, Yang Zhan. Zhang Xianzhong retreated to western Sichuan, the Qing army invaded western Sichuan, and finally Zhang Xianzhong died in battle. Li Dingguo, Sun Kewang, Liu Wenxiu and others led the remnants of the Western Army to retreat to Guizhou, Yunnan and other places and captured many cities. At this time, the Gui Wang Zhu Youlang of Nanming and others were supported by Qu Shiqi and others as the emperor in Guangxi.The built Emperor Longwu kept pace. At this time, Li Dingguo analyzed that it was too difficult to issue. Father Zhang Xianzhong has been killed by the Qing soldiers, and he is not the same as the Qing soldiers. China must not be left behind by the Qing people, so it began to discuss surrendering to Emperor Yongli of the Nanming Dynasty. Li Dingguo's plan was echoed by Liu Wenxiu and other major generals. Sun Kewang disagreed at first, but only after the persuasion of Li Dingguo and others did he agree to belong to Emperor Yongli.
The first minister of Yongli Dynasty, Qu Shiqi, and others personally Meet with Li Dingguo, under the agreement: the covenant of Fuming and Qingqing. Soon, Zhu Youlang canonized Sun Kewang as the king of the South, and Li Dingguo as the king of Xining. Later, Li Dingguo returned to Yunnan to drill 30,000 troops eastward, preparing to recover Hunan and other places. The Qing army captured Guilin, and Li Dingguo commanded his army to besiege Guilin, killing the king of Dingnan Kong Youde, and then regaining Wuzhou and preparing to march into Guangdong. At this time, the Qing prince Nikan, the respectful prince of the Qing army, quickly led the army into Hunan. Nikan thought that the Ming army was vulnerable, so he went deep alone. Li Dingguo set up an ambush to lure the enemy into deep, causing Nikan's entire army to be annihilated. Nikan himself died in the rebellion. Li Dingguo successively killed the two princes of the Qing court who had made great achievements. Suddenly became famous,The seven provinces of Hunan, Hubei, Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong were quickly recovered. The Qing court shook, and Emperor Shunzhi sighed and said that this was a defeat that Taizu had never encountered since he started his army.
However, at this time, Sun Kewang was jealous of Li Dingguo's prosperous overpowering him, so he refused to send troops, and refused to support Li Dingguo. As a result, Li Dingguo could not continue to pursue. Distraught, Li Dingguo finally decided to recover Guangdong first, so he contacted Zheng Chenggong to recover Guangdong together. Zheng Chenggong replied to agree, but did not dispatch troops on time. Li Dingguo led his troops from Wuzhou and aimed at Guangzhou. They besieged Zhaoqing, Xinhui and other places all the way, and finally retreated to Guangxi because Zheng Chenggong did not come and was outnumbered. Not reconciled, Li Dingguo attacked from Gaozhou for the second time, and once again invited Zheng Chenggong to send troops from the sea, but Zheng Chenggong said in his heart to send troops, but in fact he did not agree on a specific time. Li Dingguo was defeated again and returned to Guangxi. Emperor Yongli was bullied by Sun Kewang in Anlong, Guizhou, and Li Dingguo decided to go to Guizhou to meet the emperor Zhu Youlang. After breaking through the siege and coming to Anlong, Guizhou was within Sun Kewang's sphere of influence, and finally decided to move Luan to Kunming, Yunnan. Emperor YongliThe emperor named Li Dingguo the king of Jin.
In 1661, the Burmese king was afraid of Wu Sangui's Qing army and captured the Yongli emperor to Wu Sangui. Wu Sangui finally killed Emperor Yongli, Li Dingguo lost the banner of Daming in his heart, and died of anxiety and anger.