King Xiaowen of Qin
|King Xiaowen of Qin
|Reign||13 September 250 BC – 15 September 250 BC|
|Spouse||Queen Dowager Huayang
Queen Dowager Xia
|Issue||King Zhuangxiang of Qin|
|Ancestral name: Ying (嬴)
Given name: Zhu (柱)
|Father||King Zhaoxiang of Qin|
|Mother||Queen Dowager Tang|
|Died||250 BC (aged 51–52)|
However, there is a conspiracy theory: that Lü Buwei poisoned the king or at least hastened his death, to put the next king, King Zhuangxiang of Qin onto the throne. This is supported in a way by the fact that Zhuangxiang reigned for only 3 years.
Lady Huayang was the favourite wife of Xiaowen and had great influence on him.
- Nicola Di Cosmo, The Northern Frontier in Pre-Imperial China//The Cambridge History of Ancient China, p. 961
- Sellman, James D. "The Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Lu", in Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, Ian McGreal, ed. New York: Harper Collins, 1995:39.
- ‘‘Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty (English translation). (1996). Ssu-Ma, Ch'ien. Sima, Qian. Burton Watson as translator. Edition: 3, reissue, revised. Columbia. University Press. ISBN 0231081693, 9780231081696. pg 35. pg 59.
King Xiaowen of QinDied: 250 BC
|King of Qin