Laimbu

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Laimbu
Duke Who Assists the Nation
(輔國公)
Born(1612-01-26)26 January 1612
Died23 June 1646(1646-06-23) (aged 34)
IssueLaihu
Full name
Aisin Gioro Laimbu
(愛新覺羅·賴慕布)
Posthumous name
Duke Jiezhi Who Assists the Nation
(輔國介直公)
HouseAisin Gioro
FatherNurhaci
MotherLady Sirin Gioro
Laimbu
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Manchu script name
Manchu scriptᠯᠠᡳᠮᠪᡠ
Transcription name
Transcriptionlaimbu

Laimbu (Manchu: ᠯᠠᡳᠮᠪᡠ; Möllendorff: laimbu; Abkai: laimbu; 26 January 1612 – 23 June 1646) was a Manchu noble of the early Qing Dynasty.

Biography[edit]

Laimbu was born of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan as the 13th son of Nurhaci, founder of the Qing Dynasty. His mother was Lady Sirin Gioro (西林覺羅氏), a concubine of Nurhaci. He was a younger half-brother of Nurhaci's successor Hong Taiji.

In 1634, during Hong Taiji's reign, Laimbu was appointed as Niuluzhangjing (牛錄章京) and in 1639 he was given a position in the Deliberative Council of Princes and Ministers. In 1642 he followed his older half-brother Ajige to attack the Ming Dynasty and defeated a Ming army at Ningyuan. Ajige returned to his residence without waiting for an announcement of the rewards granted to him by Hong Taiji in recognition of his contributions. This was seen as showing disrespect towards the emperor. Laimbu was also found guilty because he did not stop Ajige, and was stripped off his position in the Council.

In 1645 Laimbu was granted the title of "General Who Receives Grace" (奉恩將軍). He died in 1646 and his title was inherited by his son Laihu (來祜). In 1653, during the reign of the Shunzhi Emperor, Laimbu was conferred a posthumous title of "Duke Jiezhi Who Assists the Nation" (輔國介直公). The ducal title "Duke Who Assists the Nation" (輔國公) was then passed on to Laimbu's son Laihu.

Family[edit]

  • Father: Nurhaci, Taizu (太祖 努爾哈赤; 8 April 1559 – 30 September 1626)
    • Grandfather: Taksi, Xianzu (顯祖 塔克世; 1543–1583)
    • Grandmother: Empress Xuan, of the Hitara clan (宣皇后 喜塔臘氏; d. 1569), personal name Emeci (額穆齊)
  • Mother: Mistress, of the Sirin Gioro clan (西林覺羅氏)

  • Sons:
    • Laihu, Duke of the Second Rank (輔國公 來祜; 1625–1694), first son

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