King Ai of Zhou

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King Ai of Zhou
King of China
Reign 441 BC
Predecessor King Zhending of Zhou
Successor King Si of Zhou
Died 441 BC
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Qùjí (去疾)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Zhending of Zhou

King Ai of Zhou (Chinese: 周哀王; pinyin: Zhōu Āi Wáng) was the twenty-eighth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the sixteenth of Eastern Zhou. He was the eldest son of King Zhending of Zhou.[1]

He succeeded his father in 441, but was killed by his younger brother after only three months on the throne.[2]


  1. ^ Sima Qian: Records of the Grand Historian
  2. ^ Family tree of Chinese kings
King Ai of Zhou
Died: 441 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Zhending of Zhou
King of China
441 BC
Succeeded by
King Si of Zhou