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Prince Dun of the First Rank
Prince Dun of the First Rank
Tenure 1846–1889
Predecessor Miankai
Successor Zailian
Born (1831-07-23)23 July 1831
Beijing, China
Died 18 February 1889(1889-02-18) (aged 57)
Beijing, China
Issue Zailian
Posthumous name
Prince Dunqin of the First Rank
House Aisin Gioro
Father Daoguang Emperor
Mother Consort Xiang
Chinese 奕誴
Prince Dun
Traditional Chinese 惇親王
Simplified Chinese 惇亲王

Yicong (23 July 1831 – 18 February 1889), formally known as Prince Dun (or Prince Tun), was a Manchu prince of the Qing dynasty.


Yicong was born in the Aisin Gioro clan as the fifth son of the Daoguang Emperor. His mother was Consort Xiang from the Niohuru clan. He was adopted by his uncle Miankai (綿愷), the third son of the Jiaqing Emperor, because Miankai had no surviving sons to succeed him. Upon Miankai's death in 1838, Yicong inherited his adoptive father's peerage and became known as "Prince Dun of the First Rank" (惇親王).

Following the death of the Daoguang Emperor in 1850, Yicong's fourth brother Yizhu succeeded their father and became historically known as the Xianfeng Emperor. When the Xianfeng Emperor died in 1861, Yicong and his seventh brother, Yixuan (Prince Chun), were both in Rehe Province with the emperor, while their sixth brother, Yixin (Prince Gong), was in the imperial capital, Beijing. Yicong supported Yixin in the Xinyou Coup of 1861 and helped him seize power from a group of eight regents appointed by the Xianfeng Emperor on his deathbed to assist his son, the Tongzhi Emperor. In 1865, Yicong was appointed as the head of the Imperial Clan Court.

Yicong died in 1889 during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor. His great-grandson, Yuyan, was a self-proclaimed successor to Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing dynasty. Yicong's former residence is at Qinghua Gardens (清華園), the present-day location of Tsinghua (Qinghua) University.


  • Zailian (載濂; 1854–1917), Yicong's eldest son, held the title of a beile
  • Zaiyi (載漪; 1856–1922), Yicong's second son, held the title "Prince Duan of the Second Rank" (端郡王)
  • Zailan (載瀾; 1856-1916), Yicong's third son, held the title of a buru bafen fuguo gong
  • Zaiying (載瀛), Yicong's fourth son, held the title of a beile
  • Zaijin (載津), Yicong's fifth son, held the title of a buru bafen fuguo gong
  • Zaisheng (載泩), Yicong's sixth son, died prematurely
  • Zaitong (載浵), Yicong's seventh son, died prematurely
  • Zaihao (載灝), Yicong's eighth son, died prematurely


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