King Xiang of Qi

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King Xiang of Qi
齊襄王
King of Qi
Reign 283–265 BC
Predecessor King Min of Qi
Successor King Jian of Qi
Died 265 BC
Full name
Ancestral name: Gui (媯)
Clan name: Tian (田)
Given name: Fazhang (法章)
House House of Tian
Father King Min of Qi

King Xiang of Qi (Chinese: 齊襄王; pinyin: Qí Xiāng Wáng; died 265 BC[1]) was from 283 to 265 BC king of Qi, one of the seven major states of the Warring States period of ancient China. King Xiang's personal name was Tian Fazhang (田法章), ancestral name Gui (), and King Xiang was his posthumous title.[2]

At the time of King Min of Qi, the kingdom was invaded and the king himself was captured and killed in 284 BC. His son, Fazhang, fled, changing his name, and "became a servant in the home of the Grand Astrologer." There, the astrologer's daughter met and fell in love with him. Later, some of the loyal officers of Qi put Fazhang on the throne, and he made the astrologer's daughter, his queen; she was the mother of his successor. She is known as Queen Junwang (君王后) and was said to be a wise and honorable woman who helped run the affairs of state. However, her father, Ji, was angry that she had married without his consent and refused to see his daughter ever again.[3]

King Xiang reigned for 19 years and died in 265 BC. He was succeeded by his son, King Jian of Qi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Knoblock. 1994. Xunzi: A Translation and Study of the Complete Works.
  2. ^ a b Han Zhaoqi (韩兆琦) (2010). "House of Tian Jingzhong Wan". Shiji (史记) (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 3709–3711. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
  3. ^ Ch'an-kuo Ts'e. Translated by J.I. Crump. University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies. 1996. p. 221. ISBN 0-89264-122-3.
King Xiang of Qi
 Died: 265 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Min of Qi
King of Qi
283–265 BC
Succeeded by
King Jian of Qi