King Hui of Chu

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Xiong Zhang
King of Chu
Reign 488–432 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Hui of Chu

King Hui of Chu (Chinese: 楚惠王; pinyin: Chŭ Huì Wáng, died 432 BC) was from 488 to 432 BC the king of the State of Chu during the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Zhang (Chinese: 熊章) and King Hui was his posthumous title. He was succeeded by his son, King Jian of Chu.[1]

In the tenth year of his reign Duke of Bai staged a coup d'état, killing Prime Minister Zixi and Chief Military Commander Ziqi, and abducting King Hui. Shen Zhuliang, Duke of Ye, led his army to the capital, defeated Bai, and restored King Hui's rule. Duke of Bai committed suicide.[2]


  1. ^ Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Zuo Qiuming. "BOOK XII. DUKE AI". Zuo Zhuan (in Chinese and English). Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
King Hui of Chu
Died: 432 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Zhao of Chu
King of Chu
488–432 BC
Succeeded by
King Jian of Chu