Emperor Guangzong of Song

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Emperor Guangzong of Song dynasty
Birth and death: 30 September 1147–17 September 1200
Family name: Zhao (趙)
Given name: Zhao Dun(趙惇)
Dates of reign: 18 February 1189 – 24 July 11941
Dynasty: Song (宋)
Temple name: Guangzong (光宗)
Posthumous name:
Never used short
Posthumous name:
Emperor Xundao Xianren Minggong Maode
Wenwen Shunwu Shengzhe Cixiao
General note: Dates given here are in the Julian calendar.
They are not in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.
1. He was forced to give up his throne in 1194.

Emperor Guangzong 宋光宗 (1147–1200) (reigned 1189–1194) was the 12th Emperor of Song dynasty. He was born with the name Zhao Dun 趙惇. His temple name means "Bright Ancestor".

He gave the city of Chongqing its present name, meaning 'Double Celebration'. According to Xu Wei, the Nanxi style of theatre began in his reign. He listened to some treacherous officials and dismissed popular military leader Xin Qiji. He was forced to give up his throne in 1194 by his grandmother, the Grand Empress Dowager, as he refused to attend the funeral procession of his father, Xiaozong. He died in 1200 near Shaoxing, Zhejiang.

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Emperor Guangzong of Song
Born: 1147 Died: 1200
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Emperor Xiaozong
Emperor of the Song Dynasty
Succeeded by
Emperor Ningzong