|Prince Yi of the First Rank
|Portrait of Yinxiang|
|1722 - 1730|
|Predecessor||(None. Titled created.)|
Heshuo Princess Hehui
Prince Yizhongjingchengzhiqinshenlianmingxian of the First Rank
Prince Yixian of the First Rank
|House||House of Aisin-Gioro|
|Mother||Imperial Noble Consort Jingmin|
|Born||16 November 1686|
|Died||18 June 1730(aged 43)|
Yinxiang was born of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan as the 13th son of the Kangxi Emperor. His mother, Imperial Noble Consort Jingmin (敬敏皇貴妃) from the Janggiya (章佳) clan, was the daughter of a commander called Haikuan (海寬) from the Bordered Yellow Banner of the Eight Banners. Yinxiang's mother died when he was 14 so he was raised by Consort De, the birth mother of Yinzhen. He was imprisoned by Kangxi for 10 years until YongZheng released him.
When the Kangxi Emperor died in 1722, Yinzhen succeeded to the throne as the Yongzheng Emperor. In the same year, Yinxiang was granted the title of "Prince Yi of the First Rank" (怡親王) and became one of the Qing Dynasty's "Iron-cap" princes (his princely title would be inherited by his male descendants). His personal name was also changed to "Yunxiang" (允祥) to avoid naming taboo because the Chinese character for "Yin" (胤) in "Yinxiang" is the same as the one in the Yongzheng Emperor's personal name "Yinzhen" (胤禛).
Yinxiang was a staunch supporter of the Yongzheng Emperor, and he worked tirelessly to assist the emperor in administrating state affairs despite suffering from poor health. In 1725 Yinxiang was sent to oversee the water issues of Zhili province, including flood control and transport. He was still constantly affected by ill health when he returned to the capital Beijing later.
Yinxiang died in June 1730 and was granted the posthumous name of "Zhongjingchengzhiqinshenlianmingxian" (忠敬誠直勤慎廉明賢), so his full posthumous title became Prince Yizhongjingchengzhiqinshenlianmingxian of the First Rank (和碩怡忠敬誠直勤慎廉明賢親王). The Yongzheng Emperor praised Yinxiang in the eulogy and mourned Yinxiang for the following three days, during which state affairs were not discussed in the imperial court.
Succession of Prince Yi
|1||Yinxiang, Prince Yixian of the First Rank||怡賢親王允祥||1686–1730||1722–1730||Kangxi Emperor's son|
|2||Hongxiao, Prince Yixi of the First Rank||怡僖親王弘曉||1722–1778||1730–1778||Yinxiang's son|
|3||Yonglang, Prince Yigong of the First Rank||怡恭親王永琅||1746–1799||1779–1799||Hongxiao's son|
|Posthumous||Mianbiao||綿標||1770–1799||(honoured in 1799)||Yonglang's son|
|4||Yixun, Prince Yike of the First Rank||怡恪親王奕勛||1793–1818||1799–1818||Yonglang's grandson|
|5||Zaifang, Prince Yi of the First Rank||怡親王載坊||1816–1820||1819–1820||Yixun's son|
|6||Zaiyuan, Prince Yi||怡親王載垣||1816–1861||1825–1861||Yixun's son|
|Posthumous||Mianyu||綿譽||1780–1843||(honoured in 1864)||Yinxiang's great-grandson|
|Posthumous||Yige||奕格||1805–1858||(honoured in 1864)||Mianyu's son|
|7||Zaidun, Prince Yiduan of the First Rank||怡端親王載敦||1827–1890||1864–1890||Yige's son
|8||Pujing, Prince Yi of the First Rank||怡親王溥靜||1849–1900||1891–1900||Zaidun's son|
|9||Yuqi, Prince Yi of the First Rank||怡親王毓麒||1900–1948||1902-1912
|NA||Qiyun||啟運||b. 1945||(1979-)||Yuqi's grandson|
- Father: Kangxi Emperor
- Mother: Imperial Noble Consort Jingmin (敬敏皇貴妃), from the Janggiya (章佳) clan. She was the daughter of a commander called Haikuan (海寬) from the Bordered Yellow Banner of the Eight Banners.
- Primary spouses:
- Lady Zhaojia (兆佳氏), daughter of Imperial Secretary (尚書) Ma'erhan (馬爾漢).
- Lady Fuca (富察氏), daughter of zuoling (佐領) Sengge (僧格).
- Lady Wusu (烏蘇氏), daughter of First Class Guard (頭頂護衛) Jinbao (金保).
- Lady Guwalgiya (瓜爾佳氏), daughter of langzhong (郎中) Ahazhan (阿哈占).
- Secondary spouses:
- Lady Shijia (石佳氏), daughter of lingcui (領催) Zhuangge (庄格).
- Lady Nara (納喇氏), daughter of qingche duwei (輕車都尉) Wu'erdun (吳爾敦).
- Primary spouses:
- Hongchang (弘昌; b. 1706), Yinxiang's eldest son, born to Lady Guwalgiya.
- Second son (1708 - 1709), unnamed, born to Lady Shijia.
- Hongtun (弘暾; 1710 - 1728), Yinxiang's third son, born to Lady Zhaojia.
- Hongjiao (弘晈; b. 1713), Yinxiang's fourth son, born to Lady Zhaojia.
- Hongkuang (弘㫛; b. 1716), Yinxiang's fifth son, born to Lady Zhaojia.
- Hongqin (弘昑; b. 1716), Yinxiang's sixth son, born to Lady Wusu.
- Hongxiao (弘曉; b. 1722), Yinxiang's seventh son, born to Lady Zhaojia, inherited Yinxiang's princely title.
- Shou'en (綬恩; b. 1725), Yinxiang's eighth son, born to Lady Zhaojia.
- Amuhulang (阿穆珊琅; 1726 - 1727), Yinxiang's ninth son, born to Lady Nara.
- Eldest daughter (1703 - 1776), name unknown, born to Lady Guwalgiya, granted the title of a junzhu. In 1721 she married Sakexin (薩克信) of the Jinjirui (津濟芮) clan.
- Second daughter (1707 - 1726), name unknown, born to Lady Zhaojia, granted the title of a junzhu. In 1723 she married Fuseng'e (富僧額) of the Irgen-Gioro clan.
- Third daughter (1710 - 1711), born to Lady Fuca.
- Heshuo Princess Hehui (和碩和惠公主; 1714 - 1731), Yinxiang's fourth daughter, born to Lady Zhaojia. In 1729 she married Duo'erjisaibuteng (多爾濟塞布騰) of the Mongol Borjigit clan. They had a son, Sangzhaiduo'erji (桑齋多爾濟).
|Ancestors of Yinxiang (prince)|