Liao of Wu

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Liao, King of Wu (Chinese: 吳王僚; died 515 BC), also named Zhouyu, was king of the state of Wu in the Spring and Autumn period.

Biography[edit]

Liao was the grandson of King Shoumeng. He took the throne in 526 BC.[citation needed] During his time as king he led several battles against the state of Chu. In 518 BC, he conquered the fortified Chu city of Zhongli.[1] He was assassinated by Zhuan Zhu during a function organised by Prince Guang, who then became King Helü of Wu.

References[edit]

Works cited[edit]

  • Anhui Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Bengbu Museum (June 2015). "The Excavation of the tomb of Bai, Lord of the Zhongli State". Chinese Archaeology. Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter. 14 (1): 62–85. doi:10.1515/char-2014-0008.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yumei
King of Wu
526–515 BC
Succeeded by
Helü