Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun

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Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun
Spouse Daoguang Emperor
House House of Uya (by birth)
House of Aisin-Gioro (by marriage)
Father Lingshou
Born 1822
Died 1866 (aged 43–44)
Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun
Traditional Chinese 莊順皇貴妃
Simplified Chinese 庄顺皇贵妃
Lady Uya
Traditional Chinese 烏雅氏
Simplified Chinese 乌雅氏

Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun (1822–1866) was a consort of the Daoguang Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

Biography[edit]

Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun was born of the Manchu Uya (烏雅) clan. Her personal name is unknown. Her father was Lingshou (靈壽), a Bitieshi (筆帖式; a type of official position whose duties include translating and copying documents).

Lady Uya first entered the Forbidden City as a First Class Female Attendant (常在). In 1839 she was promoted to the rank of Noble Lady Lin (琳貴人). A year later she gave birth to the Daoguang Emperor's seventh son Yixuan. Two months after Yixuan's birth, she was elevated to the status of Imperial Concubine Lin (琳嬪). In 1842 she gave birth to the Daoguang Emperor's ninth daughter Kurun Princess Shouzhuang (壽莊固倫公主) and was granted the title of Consort Lin (琳妃) three months later. In 1844 she bore the Daoguang Emperor his eighth son Yihe (奕詥) and his ninth son Yihui (奕譓) the following year. Two years later she was further promoted to Noble Consort Lin (琳貴妃).

In 1850 the Daoguang Emperor died and was succeeded by his fourth son Yizhu, who became known as the Xianfeng Emperor. The Xianfeng Emperor granted Lady Uya the title of Imperial Noble Dowager Consort Lin (皇考琳貴太妃). In 1861 the Xianfeng Emperor died and was succeeded by his son Zaichun, who became known as the Tongzhi Emperor. The Tongzhi Emperor honoured Lady Uya as Imperial Noble Grand Dowager Consort Lin (皇祖琳皇貴太妃).

Lady Uya died in 1866 during the reign of the Tongzhi Emperor and was granted the posthumous title of Imperial Noble Consort Zhuangshun (莊順皇貴妃). She was interred in the Muling Mausoleum at the Western Qing Tombs in 1867. In 1874, Lady Uya's grandson Zaitian (son of Yixuan) succeeded the Tongzhi Emperor as the Guangxu Emperor. The Guangxu Emperor increased the amount of offerings at Lady Uya's tomb and had more ritual rites performed for her.

Children[edit]

  • Yixuan (奕譞), the Daoguang Emperor's seventh son. He was the father of Zaitian, the Guangxu Emperor.
  • Kurun Princess Shouzhuang (壽莊固倫公主; 1842 - 1884), the Daoguang Emperor's ninth daughter.
  • Yihe (奕詥; 1844 - 1867), the Daoguang Emperor's eighth son.
  • Yihui (奕譓; 1845 - 1877), the Daoguang Emperor's ninth son.

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