Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong

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Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
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Part of a portrait of Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
Spouse Qianlong Emperor
Posthumous name
Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
(慶恭皇貴妃)
House House of Aisin-Gioro (by marriage)
Father Lu Shilong
Born 1724
Died 1774 (aged 49–50)
Burial Yuling Mausoleum, Eastern Qing Tombs, China
Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
Simplified Chinese 庆恭皇贵妃
Traditional Chinese 慶恭皇貴妃

Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong (1724–1774) was a consort of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

Biography[edit]

Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong was a Han Chinese by birth and her family name was Lu (陸). Her father was Lu Shilong (陸士隆). Born during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor, Lady Lu entered the Forbidden City during the early reign of the Qianlong Emperor and in 1740 was given the rank of Noble Lady (貴人). In 1751 she was granted the title of Imperial Concubine Qing (慶嬪). She was further promoted to Consort Qing (慶妃) in 1759. In 1765 she joined the Qianlong Emperor and other consorts on his inspection tour to the southern Yangtze delta region.[1] Three years later in 1768 she was elevated to the status of Noble Consort Qing (慶貴妃).

Lady Lu died in 1774 and was interred in the Yuling Mausoleum in the Eastern Qing Tombs. In 1796 the Qianlong Emperor abdicated in favour of his son Yongyan and became a Retired Emperor while Yongyan was enthroned as the Jiaqing Emperor. As the Jiaqing Emperor was raised by Lady Lu in his childhood, he felt grateful to her and in 1799 he posthumously honoured her as Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong (慶恭皇貴妃).[2]

Titles held[edit]

  • Noble Lady (貴人), from 1740 to 1751.
  • Imperial Concubine Qing (慶嬪), from 1751 to 1759.
  • Consort Qing (慶妃), from 1759 to 1768.
  • Noble Consort Qing (慶貴妃), from 1768 to her death in 1774.
  • Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong (慶恭皇貴妃), granted to her posthumously in 1799 by the Jiaqing Emperor.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Splendors of China's Forbidden City "The glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong" p.184
  2. ^ Draft history of the Qing dynasty. 《清史稿》卷二百十四.列傳一.后妃傳.高宗庆恭皇贵妃.

Sources[edit]

  • Draft history of the Qing dynasty. 《清史稿》卷二百十四.列傳一.后妃傳.
  • Splendors of China's Forbidden City "The glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong" ISBN 1-85894-203-9