Gongbo

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Gongbo
公伯
Ruler of Qin
Reign 847–845 BC
Predecessor Marquis of Qin
Successor Qin Zhong
House House of Ying
Father Marquis of Qin
Died 845 BC

Gongbo (Chinese: 公伯; pinyin: Gōngbó, died 845 BC) was the third ruler of the ancient Chinese state of Qin, founded when his grandfather Feizi was granted a small fief at Qin by King Xiao of Zhou. Gongbo succeeded his father, the Marquis of Qin, who died in 848 BC, and ruled for three years. He died in 845 BC and was succeeded by his son Qin Zhong.[1]

Gongbo's ancestral name was Ying (Chinese: ), but his given name is unknown. Although Qin would eventually develop into a major power that would conquer all other Chinese states and unite China to form the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC, at the time of Gongbo it was still a minor state of the Western Zhou Dynasty and little is known about Gongbo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sima Qian. "秦本纪" [Annals of Qin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). guoxue.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Han, Zhaoqi (2010). "Annals of Qin". Annotated Shiji (in Chinese). Zhonghua Book Company. p. 348. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3. 
Gongbo
Died: 845 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Marquis of Qin
Ruler of Qin
847–845 BC
Succeeded by
Qin Zhong