King Wei of Chu

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Xiong Shang
King of Chu
Reign 339–329 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Wei of Chu

King Wei of Chu (Chinese: 楚威王; pinyin: Chǔ Wēi Wáng, died 329 BC) was from 339 to 329 BC the king of the state of Chu during the Warring States period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Shang (Chinese: 熊商) and King Wei was his posthumous title.[1]

King Wei succeeded his father King Xuan of Chu, who died in 340 BC. King Wei died in 329 BC after 11 years of reign, and was succeeded by his son King Huai 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 Wei of Chu
Died: 329 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Xuan of Chu
King of Chu
339–329 BC
Succeeded by
King Huai of Chu