Duke of Ye
|Born||circa 529 BCE|
|Died||after 478 BCE|
|Monuments||Mausoleum and Temple of Duke of Ye, Ye County, Henan|
|Nationality||State of Chu, Ancient China|
|Other names||Zigao (子高)|
|Known for||Founding ancestor of the Ye surname|
Duke of Ye|
Lingyin (Prime Minister)
Sima (Chief Military Commander)
|Parent(s)||Shen Yin Shu|
Shen Zhuliang (Chinese: 沈諸梁; pinyin: Shěn Zhūliáng), Duke of Ye (叶公) or Duke of She (c. 529 BCE – after 478 BCE), was a general and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China.
Shen Zhuliang's father, Shen Yin Shu, was a great-grandson of King Zhuang of Chu and died in the historic Battle of Boju in 506 BCE. After his father's death, King Zhao of Chu enfeoffed Shen Zhuliang with the city of Ye (in present-day Ye County, Henan) at the northern frontier of the Chu kingdom. He was known as Ye Gong (Duke of Ye), and became the founding ancestor of the Ye surname, which is today the 42nd most common surname in China.
In 478 BCE, during the reign of King Hui of Chu, Shen Zhuliang put down the rebellion of Baigong Sheng and restored the king's rule. Shen Zhuliang became the Prime Minister and Chief Military Commander, the top two government posts of Chu.
He did not keep both posts for long. At the same year, he appointed the grandsons of King Ping, Gongsun Ning (son of Zixi) and Gongsun Kuan (son of Ziqi), as his successors as the Prime Minister and the Chief Military Commander respectively.
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