Northern Yan

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Northern Yan (北燕)
Capital Longcheng
Government Monarchy
Tian Wang
 •  407-409 Gao Yun (emperor)
 •  409-430 Feng Ba
 •  430-436 Feng Hong
 •  Established 15 September 407[1][2] 407
 •  Feng Ba's claiming of the throne 6 November 409[3][4]
 •  Disestablished 4 June 436[5][6] 436
 •  Feng Hong's death 438
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Later Yan
Northern Wei

The Northern Yan (Chinese: 北燕; pinyin: Bĕiyàn; 407 or 409-436) was a state of Han Chinese during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China.

The second Emperor of Northern Yan, Feng Ba, was Han chinese.[7]

All rulers of the Northern Yan declared themselves "emperors".

Rulers of the Northern Yan[edit]

Temple names Posthumous names Family names and given name Durations of reigns Era names and their according durations
Chinese convention: use family name and given name
Unknown Huiyi (惠懿 Huìyì) 慕容云 Mùróng Yún1
or 高云 Gao Yun1
407-409 Zhengshi (正始 Zhèngshǐ) 407-409
Taizu (太祖 Taìzǔ) Wencheng (文成 Wénchéng) 馮跋 Féng Bá 409-430 Taiping (太平 Taìpíng) 409-430
Did not exist Zhaocheng (昭成 Zhāochéng) 馮弘 Féng Hóng 430-436 Daxing (大興 Dàxīng) 431-436
1 The family name of Gao Yun was changed to Murong when he was adopted by the Murong. If Gao Yun was counted as a ruler of the Later Yan, the Northern Yan would begin in 409. It started in 407 otherwise.

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Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 114.
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  4. ^ Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 115.
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  6. ^ Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 123.
  7. ^ Asia major. Princeton University Press. 1997. p. 105. Retrieved 19 September 2011.  Original from the University of California