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.


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.


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
King of Wu
526–515 BC
Succeeded by