King Ai of Zhou

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Not to be confused with King Ai of Chu or Emperor Ai of Han.
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