Šurhaci

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Šurhaci
舒爾哈齊
Prince Zhuang of the First Rank
Personal details
Born 1564
China
Died 25 September 1611(1611-09-25) (aged 47)
China
Relations Taksi (father)
Emeci (mother)
Children Amin, Jirgalang

Šurhaci (Manchu: ᡧᡠᡵᡤᠠᠴᡳ; Möllendorff: Šurgaci; Abkai: Xurgaqi;[1] Chinese: 舒爾哈齊) (1564- September 25, 1611), was a Jurchen leader, a member of the Aisin Gioro clan, he was a younger brother of Nurhaci, the founder of the Later Jin dynasty, of what would become the Qing dynasty. Under the Ming dynasty government, he held the title of local chieftain (都指揮) in the Jianzhou district, and maintained relations with the Ming authorities up to the beginning of 1607. In that year, he joined Nurhaci in the campaign against Bujantai and the Ula tribe, receiving the title of darhan baturu. However, as a result of disargreements with his brother over the conquest of the Hoifa and the killing of Hoifa's beile Baindari in 1607, four years later was put to death at the order of Nurhaci and buried in Dongjingling Township, Liaoyang. In 1653, he was posthumously given the rank of qinwang (first-rank prince) under the posthumous title Prince Zhuang of the First Rank. His second son, Amin, and the sixth, Jirgalang were the most distinguished of his offspring. Among Šurhaci's other descendants was Sushun.[2]

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