Hu Weiyong

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Hu Weiyong
Grand Councilor of the Left
In office
1377–1380
Preceded byXu Da
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Grand Councilor of the Right
In office
1373–1377
Preceded byWang Guangyang
Succeeded byWang Guangyang
Personal details
BornUnknown
Dingyuan County, Hao Prefecture, Anfeng Lu, Henan Jiangbei Province, Yuan dynasty
Died1380
Hongwu 13
(洪武十三年)
Yingtian Prefecture, Ming dynasty
OccupationPolitician

Hu Weiyong (Chinese: 胡惟庸; pinyin: Hú Wéiyōng; Wade–Giles: Hu Wei-yung; died 1380) was a Chinese politician and the last chancellor of the Ming dynasty, from 1373 to 1380. Hu was a main member of Huaixi meritorious group. He was later accused of attempting to rebel and was thus executed by the Hongwu Emperor. More than 30,000 people were implicated in the case and executed as part of the Four Major Cases of the early Ming dynasty. Together with the other members of his clique, their offences were compiled a book tilted Zhaoshi Jiandang Lu (昭示奸黨錄;The Record to Proclaim the Treacherous Clique), at the behest of the emperor.[1] Besides, his biography topped the Biographies of the Treacherous Courtiers, History of Ming.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of Ming, Vol. 308

Further reading[edit]

  • Mu: "China's ancient political gains"
  • History Cultural China : "Abolishing the Chancellery of China - A Reform of Administrative System by Zhu Yuanzhang".
Political offices
Preceded by Grand Councilor of the Left
1377–1380
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by Grand Councilor of the Right
1373–1377
Succeeded by