King Jian of Zhou

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
King Jian of Zhou
King of China
Reign 585–572 BC
Predecessor King Ding of Zhou
Successor King Ling of Zhou
Died 572 BC
Issue King Ling of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yí (夷)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Ding of Zhou[1]

King Jian of Zhou (Chinese: 周簡王; pinyin: Zhōu Jiǎn Wáng), or King Chien of Chou, was the twenty-second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the tenth of Eastern Zhou.[2]


  1. ^ Sima Qian: Records of the Grand Historian
  2. ^ Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy: The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the institutional and cultural history of pre-imperial China.
King Jian of Zhou
Died: 572 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Ding of Zhou
King of China
585–572 BC
Succeeded by
King Ling of Zhou