Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong

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Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
Part of a portrait of Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
Born 1724 (1724)
Died 1774 (aged 49–50)
Burial Yuling Mausoleum, Eastern Qing tombs, China
Spouse Qianlong Emperor
House Lu (by birth)
Aisin Gioro (by marriage)
Father Lu Shilong
Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong
Traditional Chinese 慶恭皇貴妃
Simplified Chinese 庆恭皇贵妃

Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong (1724–1774) was a consort of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty.


Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong was a Han Chinese by birth and her family name was Lu (陸). Her father was Lu Shilong (陸士隆). Born during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor, Lady Lu entered the Forbidden City during the early reign of the Qianlong Emperor and in 1740 was given the rank of Noble Lady.

In 1751, Lady Lu was promoted to Imperial Concubine under the title "Imperial Concubine Qing" (慶嬪). She was further promoted to "Consort Qing" (慶妃) in 1759. In 1765, she joined the Qianlong Emperor and his other consorts on an inspection tour to the southern Yangtze delta region.[1] Three years later, in 1768, she was promoted to "Noble Consort Qing" (慶貴妃).

Lady Lu died in 1774 and was interred in the Yuling Mausoleum at the Eastern Qing tombs. In 1796, the Qianlong Emperor abdicated in favour of his 15th son, Yongyan, and became a Retired Emperor; Yongyan was enthroned as the Jiaqing Emperor. As the Jiaqing Emperor was raised by Lady Lu in his childhood, he felt grateful to her, so in 1799 he honoured her with the posthumous title "Imperial Noble Consort Qinggong".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ho & Bronson (2004), p. 184.
  2. ^ Qing Shi Gao vol. 214.


  • Ho, Chuimei; Bronson, Bennet (2004). Splendors of China's Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong (Illustrated ed.). Merrell. ISBN 1858942039. 
  • Zhao, Erxun (1928). Draft History of Qing (Qing Shi Gao) (in Chinese).