King Xi of Zhou

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King Xi of Zhou
周僖王
King of China
Reign 681–677 BC
Predecessor King Zhuang of Zhou
Successor King Hui of Zhou
Issue King Hui of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Húqí (胡齊)
Father King Zhuang of Zhou
Died 677 BC

King Xi of Zhou (died 677 BC) (Chinese: 周僖王; pinyin: Zhōu Xī Wáng) was the sixteenth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the fourth of Eastern Zhou.[1] His personal name was Húqí.

He was a successor of his father King Zhuang of Zhou,[2] and was succeeded by his son, King Hui of Zhou.

By his time China had dissolved into a multitude of states, only nominally subject to the king, who was no longer even the most powerful figure in China (that was Duke Huán of the State of Qí).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cambridge History of ancient China
  2. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm, NXB Thanh Hoá
  3. ^ ZHOU GENEALOGY (Warring States Period)
King Xi of Zhou
Died: 677 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Zhuang of Zhou
King of China
681–677 BC
Succeeded by
King Hui of Zhou