King Kao of Zhou

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King Kao of Zhou
King of China
Reign 440–426 BC
Predecessor King Si of Zhou
Successor King Weilie of Zhou
Issue King Weilie of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Wéi (嵬)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Zhending of Zhou
Died 426 BC

King Kao of Zhou (Chinese: 周考王; pinyin: Zhōu Kǎo Wáng) was the thirtieth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty[1] and the eighteenth of Eastern Zhou.[2] His personal name was Wéi.

King Kao’s father was King Zhending, son of the King Yuan of Zhou.[3] Kao fathered King Weilie of Zhou, whose reign started in 426 BC, after Kao’s death.

His grandson was King An of Zhou.[4]


  1. ^ Phương Thi Danh (2001), Niên biểu lịch sử Trung Quốc
  2. ^ Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter
  3. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
King Kao of Zhou
Died: 426 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Si of Zhou
King of China
440–426 BC
Succeeded by
King Weilie of Zhou