Taibo of Wu
Born into the Ji clan (姬) of Zhou, he had two younger brothers, Zhongyong and Jili. The King of Zhou wished to make Jili, who had become renowned for his wisdom, his heir. Taibo fled to Jin and Jili became King Ji. His son Chang later became King Wen. Taibo and Zhongyong settled in Meili in present-day Jiangsu province.
Taibo made Meili his capital, after which it is said that he ordered the Canal Du to be dug. During his reign, Taibo also developed irrigation and encouraged agriculture. When Taibo died, he had no heir and passed the throne to his younger brother Zhongyong. Taibo's shrine was set up in today's Meicun, although the original wood structure was destroyed during later wars. It has been renovated several times and today's architecture is mostly from Qing dynasty. A stone carved with Confucius's comment can still be seen in today's Taibo Shrine.