Fuchu

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For Japanese place names, see Fuchū.
Xiong Fuchu
King of Chu
Reign 227–223 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
none

Fuchu, full name Xiong Fuchu, (Chinese: 熊負芻) was from 227 to 223 BC the last king of the state of Chu during the late Warring States period of ancient China. Fuchu was his given name and he did not receive a posthumous title.[1]

Fuchu usurped the throne in 227 BC after he murdered his younger half-brother King Ai of Chu. In 223 BC he was captured and deposed by the army of Qin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
Fuchu
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Ai of Chu
King of Chu
227–223 BC
Succeeded by
Lord Changping