King Zhaoxiang of Qin
|King Zhaoxiang of Qin|
|King of Qin|
|Predecessor||King Wu of Qin|
|Successor||King Xiaowen of Qin|
|Died||251 BC (aged 75–76)|
Queen Dowager Tang
|Issue||Crown Prince Dao
King Xiaowen of Qin
|House||House of Ying|
|Father||King Huiwen of Qin|
|Mother||Queen Dowager Xuan|
After the death of Wu in 306 BC, Zhao contended for the crown of Qin with his younger brother. With the support of King Wuling of Zhao, Zhao finally ascended the throne. During Zhao's reign, the Qin general Bai Qi captured the Chu capital Ying in 278 BC. In 260 BC, King Zhao won the vital Battle of Changping against the State of Zhao when General Bai Qi encircled the Zhao army and forced its surrender. He decided to massacre all 400,000 of the Zhao survivors.
Under Zhao, Qin captured territory of the Yiqu (義渠) semipastoral people, acquiring the later commanderies of Longxi, Beidi (北地), and Shang (上), and built “long walls” for protection against the Hu, a northwestern nomadic people.
Mother of Zhaoxiang was Queen Xuan.
- Nicola Di Cosmo, The Northern Frontier in Pre-Imperial China//The Cambridge History of Ancient China, p. 961
King Zhaoxiang of QinBorn: 324 BC Died: 250 BC
|King of Qin