Yan (An–Shi)

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Capital Luoyang (756–757)
Yecheng (757–759)
Fanyang (759)
Luoyang (759–762)
Languages Chinese
Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion
Government Monarchy
 •  756–757 An Lushan, 1st
 •  757–759 An Qingxu, 2nd
 •  759–761 Shi Siming, 3rd
 •  761–763 Shi Chaoyi, 4th
Historical era An Lushan Rebellion
 •  An Lushan's self-declaration as emperor February 5, 756
 •  Shi Chaoyi's suicide 763
Currency Chinese coin, Chinese cash
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty

Yan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yān), also known as the Great Yan (Chinese: 大燕; pinyin: Dà Yān), was a state established in 756 by the Tang Dynasty general An Lushan, after he rebelled against the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang in 755. The state was extinguished in 763, with the death of An Lushan's former subordinate, Shi Siming's son, Shi Chaoyi, who was the last person to claim the title as Yan's emperor.

Map showing the An Lushan Rebellion

Rulers of Yan[edit]

Temple name Posthumous name Personal name Duration of reign Era name
Chinese convention: use family name and given name
None La (剌 là) An Lushan 756-757 Shengwu (聖武 Shèngwǔ)
None None An Qingxu 757-759 Tiancheng (天成 Tiānchéng)
None None Shi Siming 759-761 Shuntian (順天 Shùntiān) 759-761
Yingtian (應天 Yìngtiān) 761
None None Shi Chaoyi 761-763 Xiansheng (顯聖 Xiǎnshèng)

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