Liu Jiao (prince)

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Liu Jiao (simplified Chinese: 刘交; traditional Chinese: 劉交; pinyin: Liǘ Jiāo, died 178 BC) was a younger brother of Emperor Gaozu of Han. In early life, he studied at Qin capital as a scholar, and left after the Burning of books and burying of scholars event.[1] After Han Xin lost his title in 201 BC, Emperor Gaozu divided the existing Chu territory into Chu and Jing. Among the four brothers of Emperor Gaozu, Jiao was most trusted, he was made Prince Yuan of Chu, while a clan member Liu Jia was made Prince of Jing.[2][3] In 178 BC, Jiao died and his second son, Liu Yingke succeeded the Prince of Chu title. Jiao's grandson, Liu Wu was one of the rebel prince in the Rebellion of the Seven States.



  1. ^ Ban Biao; Ban Gu; Ban Zhao. "楚元王傳" [Biography of Prince Yuan of Chu]. Book of Han (in Chinese). Volume 36. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  2. ^ Sima Guang. "漢紀" [Han Annals]. Zizhi Tongjian (in Chinese). Volume 11. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ Sima Qian. "世家" [Genealogies]. Records of the Grand Historian. Volume 50. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
Prince Yuan of Chu
 Died: 178 BC
Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Han Xin
as King of Chu
Prince of Chu
201 BC – 178 BC
Succeeded by
Liu Yingke