King An of Zhou

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Not to be confused with King An of Han.
King An of Zhou
King of China
Reign 401–376 BC
Predecessor King Weilie of Zhou
Successor King Lie of Zhou
Issue King Lie of Zhou
King Xian of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Jiāo (驕)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Weilie of Zhou
Died 376 BC

King An of Zhou (Chinese: 周安王; pinyin: Zhōu Ān Wáng) was the thirty-second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the twentieth of Eastern Zhou.[1][2]

He succeeded his father King Weilie of Zhou[3] on the throne of China in 401 BC.[4] After he died, his son King Lie of Zhou ruled over China.[5] His other son was King Xian of Zhou.[6]


  1. ^ Sử ký Tư Mã Thiên những điều chưa biết - Chu bản kỷ, Bùi Hạnh Cẩn - Việt Anh dịch (2005), NXB Văn hoá thông tin
  2. ^ Phương Thi Danh (2001), Niên biểu lịch sử Trung Quốc
  3. ^ Chinese Text Project, Rulers of the Zhou states – with links to their occurrences in pre-Qin and Han texts.
  4. ^ King An of Zhou (ruled 401 BC-376 BC)
  5. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  6. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.

See also[edit]

King An of Zhou
Died: 376 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Weilie of Zhou
King of China
401–376 BC
Succeeded by
King Lie of Zhou