Later Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)

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Later Liang (後涼)
酒泉 (387-389),
三河 (389-396),
涼 (396-403)
Map of Sixteen Kingdoms showing Later Liang in pink colour.
Capital Guzang
Government Monarchy
Tian Wang
 •  386-400 Lü Guang
 •  400 Lü Shao
 •  401-403 Lü Zuan
 •  403-406 Lü Long
 •  Established 386
 •  Lü Guang's claiming of imperial title 396
 •  Southern Liang's and Northern Liang's independence 397
 •  Disestablished 403
 •  Lü Long's death 416
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Former Qin
Southern Liang
Northern Liang
Later Qin

The Later Liang (simplified Chinese: 后凉; traditional Chinese: 後凉; pinyin: Hòu Liáng; 386-403) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms during the Jin Dynasty (265-420) in China.[1] It was founded by the family of the Di ethnicity.

All rulers of the Later Liang proclaimed themselves "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang).

Rulers of the Later Liang[edit]

Temple name Posthumous name Personal name Duration of reign Era names and durations
Chinese convention: use personal name
Taizu (太祖 Tàizǔ) Yiwu (懿武 Yìwǔ) Lü Guang (呂光 Lǚ Guāng) 386-400 Tai'an (太安 Tài'ān) 386-389
Linjia (麟嘉 Línjiā) 389-396
Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 396-399
Did not exist Yin (隱 Yǐn) Lü Shao (呂紹 Lǚ Shào) 400 Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 399
Did not exist Ling (靈 Líng) Lü Zuan (呂纂 Lǚ Zuǎn) 400-401 Xianning (咸寧 Xiánníng) 400-401
Did not exist Shangshu Gong (尚書公 Shàngshū Gōng) or Jiankang Gong (建康公 Jiànkāng Gōng) Lü Long (呂隆 Lǚ Lóng) 401-403 Shending (神鼎 Shéndǐng) 401-403

Rulers family tree[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grousset, Rene (1970). The Empire of the Steppes. Rutgers University Press. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-8135-1304-9.