Duke Ding of Qi

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Duke Ding of Qi
Ruler of Qi
Reign circa 10th century BC
Predecessor Duke Tai of Qi
Successor Duke Yǐ of Qi
Full name
Ancestral name: Jiang (姜)
Clan name: Lü (呂)
Given name: Ji (伋)
House House of Jiang

Duke Ding of Qi (Chinese: 齊丁公; pinyin: Qí Dīng Gōng; reigned c. 10th century BC) was the second recorded ruler of the ancient Chinese state of Qi during the Western Zhou Dynasty. His personal name was Lü Ji (呂伋) and ancestral name was Jiang ().[1][2]

According to classical Chinese texts such as the Records of the Grand Historian and Zuo Zhuan, Duke Ding succeeded his father Lü Shang, Duke Tai of Qi, who was said to have been a centenarian. Duke Ding supposedly served King Kang of Zhou along with other major vassal state rulers including Xiong Yi, viscount of Chu, Count Kang of Wey (衞康伯), Xie, Marquis of Jin and Boqin, Duke of Lu. However, most modern historians believe Duke Ding was in fact the fifth-generation descendant of Duke Tai, and he could not have served King Kang of Zhou.[3]

After Duke Ding died, he was succeeded by his son Duke Yǐ of Qi.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 齐太公世家 [House of Duke Tai of Qi]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Guoxue.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Han Zhaoqi (韩兆琦), ed. (2010). Shiji (史记) (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. p. 2510. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3. 
  3. ^ Han Zhaoqi (韩兆琦), ed. (2010). Shiji (史记) (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 3100–3101. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3. 
Duke Ding of Qi
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke Tai of Qi
Duke of Qi
circa 10th century BC
Succeeded by
Duke Yǐ of Qi