Helian Chang's empress

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(Name unknown) was the wife of Helian Chang, an emperor of the Chinese/Xiongnu state Xia. Very little is known about her—not even her name or when she was created empress. When the Xia capital Tongwan (統萬, in modern Yulin, Shaanxi) fell to Northern Wei forces in 427, she was captured, along with her mother-in-law, even though her husband fled to Shanggui (上邽, in modern Tianshui, Gansu). Nothing is known about her fate after she was captured. After Helian Chang was captured by Northern Wei in 428, Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei married one of his sisters, the Princess Shipping, to him. The succession table below assumes that she was created empress when Helian Chang became emperor in 425, although that is obviously speculation.

Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Liang
Empress of Xia
425-427
Succeeded by
Helian Ding's empress
Empress of China (Central Shaanxi/Eastern Gansu)
425-427
Empress of China (Northern Shaanxi)
425-427
Succeeded by
Empress Helian of Northern Wei