King Cheng of Zhou
|King Cheng of Zhou
|Predecessor||King Wu of Zhou|
|Successor||King Kang of Zhou|
|King Kang of Zhou|
|Ancestral name: Jī (姬)
Given name: Sòng (誦)
|Father||King Wu of Zhou|
|Mother||Yi Jiang (邑姜), daughter of Jiang Ziya|
King Cheng of Zhou (Chinese: 周成王; pinyin: Zhōu Chéng Wáng; Wade–Giles: Chou Ch'eng Wang) or King Ch'eng of Chou was the second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. The dates of his reign are 1042-1021 BC or 1042/35-1006 BC. His parents were King Wu of Zhou and Queen Yi Jiang (邑姜).
King Cheng was young when he ascended the throne. His uncle, Duke of Zhou, fearing that Shang forces might rise again under the possible weak rule of a young ruler, became the regent and supervised government affairs for several years. Duke of Zhou established the eastern capital at Luoyang, and later defeated a rebellion by Cheng’s uncles Cai Shu, Guan Shu and Huo Shu.
King Cheng later stabilized Zhou Dynasty’s border by defeating several barbarian tribes along with the Duke of Zhou.
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King Cheng of ZhouDied: 1021 BC
King Wu of Zhou
|King of China
King Kang of Zhou