Xiong Shuang

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Xiong Shuang
Ancestral name (姓): Mǐ (羋)
Clan name (氏): Xióng (熊)
Given name (名): Shuāng (霜)
Viscount of Chu
Dates of reign: 827–822 BC
Dates are in the proleptic Julian calendar
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiong.

Xiong Shuang (Chinese: 熊霜, died 822 BC) was from 827 to 822 BC the 12th viscount of the state of Chu during the Western Zhou Dynasty of ancient China. Like other early Chu rulers, he held the hereditary noble rank of viscount first granted to his ancestor Xiong Yi by King Cheng of Zhou.[1]

Xiong Shuang succeeded his father, the younger Xiong Yan, who died in 828 BC. Xiong Shuang had three younger brothers: Xiong Xue (熊雪), Xiong Kan (熊堪), and Xiong Xun (熊徇). When Xiong Shuang died in 822 BC, his brothers fought one another for the throne. The youngest brother Xiong Xun was ultimately victorious and ascended the throne, while Xiong Xue was killed and Xiong Kan escaped to Pu (濮).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
Xiong Shuang
Died: 822 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Xiong Yan (younger)
Viscount of Chu
827–822 BC
Succeeded by
Xiong Xun