Consort Shu

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Consort Shu
The Qing Dynasty Consort Yehonara.JPG
Part of a portrait of Consort Shu
Born 1728 (1728)
Died 1777 (aged 48–49)
Burial Yuling Mausoleum, Eastern Qing tombs, China
Spouse Qianlong Emperor
Issue Qianlong Emperor's tenth son
House Yehenara (by birth)
Aisin Gioro (by marriage)
Father Yongshou
Consort Shu
Chinese 舒妃

Consort Shu (1728–1777) was a consort of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty.

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Consort Shu was born in the Manchu Yehenara clan. Her personal name is unknown. Her father, Nalan Yongshou (納蘭永綬), served as a shilang (侍郎) under the Qing government. Her mother was Lady Guan (關氏), Nalan Yongshou's primary consort. She had three sisters. Her ancestor was Gintaisi (died 1619), the last beile of the Yehe tribe. Gintaisi was also an elder brother of Empress Xiaocigao, the Qianlong Emperor's great-great-great-grandmother.

In 1741, Lady Yehenara entered the Forbidden City after being chosen to join the Qianlong Emperor's imperial harem. She was initially given the rank of Noble Lady, but was quickly promoted to "Imperial Concubine Shu" (舒嬪) within the same year. In 1749, she was promoted to "Consort Shu". Two years later, she bore the Qianlong Emperor's tenth son, but he died prematurely before he was given a name.

Lady Yehenara died in 1777 and was interred in the Yuling Mausoleum at the Eastern Qing tombs.

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