Duke Jian of Qin
|Duke Jian of Qin
|Ruler of Qin|
|Predecessor||Duke Ling of Qin|
|Successor||Duke Hui II of Qin|
|Died||400 BC (aged 28)|
|House||House of Ying|
|Father||Duke Huai of Qin|
Duke Jian of Qin (Chinese: 秦簡公; pinyin: Qín Jiǎn Gōng, 428–400 BC) was from 414 to 400 BC the 26th ruler of the Zhou Dynasty Chinese state of Qin that eventually united China to become the Qin Dynasty. His ancestral name was Ying (嬴), and Duke Jian was his posthumous title.
Duke Jian was the younger son of Duke Huai of Qin and the uncle of his predecessor Duke Ling. When Duke Ling died in 415 BC, the throne was passed to Duke Jian instead of Duke Ling's son, the later Duke Xian.
- Sima Qian. 秦本纪 [Annals of Qin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). guoxue.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- Han, Zhaoqi (2010). "Annals of Qin". Annotated Shiji (in Chinese). Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 415–417. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
- Sima Qian. 魏世家 [House of Wei]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). guoxue.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
Duke Jian of QinBorn: 428 BC Died: 400 BC
Duke Ling of Qin
|Duke of Qin
Duke Hui II of Qin