King Qing of Zhou

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Not to be confused with King Qingxiang of Chu.
King Qing of Zhou
King of China
Reign 618–613 BC
Predecessor King Xiang of Zhou
Successor King Kuang of Zhou
Issue King Kuang of Zhou
King Ding of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Rénchén (壬臣)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Xiang of Zhou[1]
Mother Lady of the Dí?
Died 613 BC[2]

King Qing of Zhou (Chinese: 周頃王; pinyin: Zhōu Qĭng Wáng), or King Ch’ing of Chou, was the nineteenth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty[3] and the seventh of Eastern Zhou.

He was fathered by King Xiang of Zhou as Prince Rénchén. He become King Qing in 618 BC,[4] after his father died.[5]

King Qing had two sons, Princes Bān and Yú. After King Qing died in 613 BC, Bān become King Kuang.[6]


  1. ^ Eastern Zhou Dynasty
  2. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.
  3. ^ Kings of Zhou Dynasty
  4. ^ Cambridge History of ancient China
  5. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  6. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm, NXB Thanh Hoá

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King Qing of Zhou
Died: 613 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Xiang of Zhou
King of China
618–613 BC
Succeeded by
King Kuang of Zhou