Consort Wan

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Wan Zhen'er
Born 1428
Died 1487 (aged 58–59)
Spouse Chenghua Emperor
Issue 1st son of Chenghua Emperor (1466-1466)
Father Wan Gui

Imperial Noble Consort Wan (traditional Chinese: 萬皇貴妃; simplified Chinese: 万皇贵妃) (1428-1487), born Wan Zhen'er (Chinese: 萬貞兒; pinyin: Wàn Zhēn'ér), known formally as Imperial Noble Consort Gongsuduanshunrongjing (恭肅端順榮靖皇貴妃) was an imperial consort during the Ming Dynasty. She is sometimes known as Consort Wan or Lady Wan and was the favorite consort of the Chenghua Emperor.

She was seventeen years older than the emperor. Lady Wan had been a mother figure to young Chenghua but Chenghua Emperor's feeling for her slowly transitioned from mother's love to romantic. Eventually she gave a birth a boy but he died at age of ten months old. Consort Wang was deeply loved by Emperor, who regularly gave her a lot of presents. These signs of affection caused a lot of jealousy from other consorts who began spreading rumors about Consort Wang's evil doings.

In fiction[edit]

Played by Tavia Yeung, a fictionalized version of Consort Wan was portrayed in 2011 Hong Kong's TVB television series, The Emperor's Harem. In the 2011 wuxia film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, she is played Zhang Xinyu. The villainess Consort Man, played by Stephanie Che, from the 2001 TVB sitcom Virtues of Harmony is loosely based on her. In 2015 Consort Wan is played by Akina Hong in TVB series "The Executioner "

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