Song conquest of Northern Han
|Song conquest of Northern Han|
Northern Han dynasty|
|Commanders and leaders|
Emperor Taizong of Song|
Yelü Dilie †
The Conquest of Northern Han by Song (Chinese: 宋灭北汉之战) occurred in 979, when the forces of the Song Dynasty captured the Northern Han capital of Taiyuan in present-day Shanxi Province after a two-month siege. A relief attempt by the forces of the Liao Dynasty, which was allied to Northern Han, was easily defeated by the Song. Yelü Dilie, a cousin of Emperor Jingzong of Liao, was killed along Yelü Sha's son Yelü Deli (Chinese: 耶律德裏).
Notes and references
- (in Chinese) Li Tao (1183). Xu Zizhi Tongjian Changbian (續資治通鑑長編) [Extended Continuation to Zizhi Tongjian].
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