Emperor Xiangzong of Western Xia

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Emperor Xiangzong of Xia
Emperor of the Tanguts
Reign1206–1211
PredecessorEmperor Huanzong
SuccessorEmperor Shenzong
BornLi Anquan
1170
Died1211 (aged 40–41)
Temple name
Xiangzong (襄宗)

Emperor Xiangzong 襄宗 (1170–1211), born Li Anquan 李安全, was the 7th emperor of the Western Xia (reigned 1206–1211).

Reign[edit]

Emperor Xiangzong came into power after a coup d'état with his first cousin Huanzong's birth mother, Empress Luo against Huanzong. Many historians regarded him as incompetent. Xiangzong attacked the Jin Empire, destroying the years of peace between these two countries. He tried to become an ally of the Mongol Empire, but Genghis Khan regarded Western Xia as a roadblock to China and repeatedly invaded Western Xia. In 1211, Xiangzong's nephew Lǐ Zūnxū initiated a coup d'état against Xiangzong and took power. Xiangzong died a month later.