Empress Xia (Ming dynasty)

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Not to be confused with Empress Dowager Xia.
Empress Xiaojing of Ming
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xia.

Empress Xiaojingyi (1492–1535), was a Chinese Empress consort of the Ming dynasty, married to the Zhengde Emperor.

She was from the district Sang-yuan (in present Nanking). In 1506, she was selected to become the first consort and empress of the emperor. She had no issue. When her spouse died childless in 1521, he was succeeded by his cousin Jiangjing. She was given the title Empress Chuang-su. [1]


  1. ^ GOODRICH, L. Carington; Fang Chaoying, et al., Dictionary of Ming biografi, 1368-1644. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976. xxi + 1751 s. ISBN 0-231-03801-1 (1 vol.) 023103833X (vol. 2).
Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Xiaochengjing
Empress of China
Succeeded by
Empress Xiaojiesu