King Jian of Zhou

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King Jian of Zhou
King of China
Reign 585–572 BC
Predecessor King Ding of Zhou
Successor King Ling of Zhou
Issue King Ling of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yí (夷)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Ding of Zhou[1]
Died 572 BC

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