King Liao of Wu

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King Liao 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.


Liao was the grandson of King Shoumeng. He took the throne in 526 BC. During his time as king he led several battles against the state of Chu. He was assassinated by Zhuan Zhu during a function organised by Prince Guang, who then became King Helü of Wu.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Yiwei of Wu
King of Wu
526 BC – 515 BC
Succeeded by
King Helü of Wu