King Kaolie of Chu

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Xiong Yuan
King of Chu
Reign 262–238 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Kaolie of Chu

King Kaolie of Chu (Chinese: 楚考烈王; pinyin: Chǔ Kǎoliè Wáng, died 238 BC) was from 262 to 238 BC the king of the state of Chu during the late Warring States period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Yuan (熊元) or Xiong Wan (熊完), and King Kaolie was his posthumous title.[1]

King Kaolie succeeded his father King Qingxiang of Chu, who died in 263 BC. King Kaolie died in 238 BC after 25 years of reign, and was succeeded by his son King You of Chu.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
King Kaolie of Chu
Died: 238 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Qingxiang of Chu
King of Chu
262–238 BC
Succeeded by
King You of Chu