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Encyclopedia > Emperor Gaozu of Tang China
Emperor Gaozu of Tang China
Birth and death: 566–Jun. 25, 635
Family name: Lee (李)
Given name: Yuan (淵)
Courtesy name (字): Shude (叔德)
Dates of reign: Jun. 18, 618¹–Sept. 4, 626²
Dynasty: Tang (唐)
Temple name: Gaozu (高祖)
Posthumous name:
(short)
Emperor Shenyao³ (神堯皇帝)
Posthumous name:
(full)
Emperor Shenyao Dasheng
Daguang Xiao4
神堯大聖大光孝皇帝
General note: Dates given here are in the Julian calendar.
They are not in the proleptic Gregorian calendar
.
———
1. Was already in control of Chang'an and de facto master of China
since December 12, 617
2. Abdicated in favor of his son, and was granted the title
Taishang Huang (太上皇), a title reserved for retired emperors.
3. Given in 674
4. Given in 754

Emperor Gaozu of Tang China (566 - June 25, 635), born Lee Yuan, was the founder of the Tang Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 618 to 626. Under the shortlived Sui dynasty, Lee Yuan was the governor in the area of modern-day Shanxi province, and was based in Taiyuan, Shanxi. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Events Births Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, uncle of Muhammad Deaths Chen Wen Di, Chinese ruler of the Chen Dynasty Theodosius I, Patriarch of Alexandria. ... Events Saint Aidan founds Lindisfarne in Northumbria, England Nestorian China Births Pippin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia (approximate date) 23 May - Chan Bahlum II, king of Palenque Deaths Categories: 635 ... Chinese personal names follow a number of conventions different from those of Western personal names. ... Chinese given names (Chinese: 名字; pinyin: míngzì) are made up of one or two characters. ... Cha can also refer to a Latin American dance, also called the Cha-cha-cha. ... Events End of the Sui Dynasty and beginning of the Tang Dynasty in China. ... Events July 2 - In the early morning, Li Shimin, the future Emperor Tang Taizong of China, eliminated two of his brothers, Li Yuanji and the crown prince Li Jiancheng in a coup détat at the Xuanwu Gate in Changan. ... A dynasty is a family or extended family which retains political power across generations, or more generally, any organization which extends dominance in its field even as its particular members change. ... Tang could refer to: Tang Dynasty of China Tang (Shang dynasty ruler) Transliteration of Chinese family names such as 唐,湯,鄧,é‚“,滕 Tang Clan of Hong Kong, the first inhabitants to leave China and settle in Hong Kong. ... Temple names (Traditional Chinese: 廟號 Simplified Chinese: 庙号 Pinyin: miào hào;), are commonly used when naming most Chinese, Vietnamese (such dynasties as Tran,Anterior Lê and Nguyen Dynasty) and most Korean rulers of the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties. ... A posthumous name (Traditional Chinese: 諡號/謚號 Simplified Chinese: 谥号; Pinyin: shì hào; Romaji: shigō/tsuigō; Revised Romanization of Korean: siho) is a honorary name given to royalty in some cultures posthumously, that is, after the persons death. ... A posthumous name (Traditional Chinese: 諡號/謚號 Simplified Chinese: 谥号; Pinyin: shì hào; Romaji: shigō/tsuigō; Revised Romanization of Korean: siho) is a honorary name given to royalty in some cultures posthumously, that is, after the persons death. ... The Julian calendar was introduced in 46 BC by Julius Caesar and took force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... The proleptic Gregorian calendar is produced by extending the Gregorian Calendar to dates preceding its official introduction in 1582. ... Changan   listen? (Simplified Chinese: 长安; Traditional Chinese: 長安; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-an) is the ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in China. ... Events Sui Gong Di succeeds Sui Yang Di as emperor of China. ... Taishang Huang (Chinese: 太上皇, tàishàng huáng) was a Chinese title, sometimes translated in English as Grand Emperor or Emperor Emeritus, used all across Eastern Asia for a retired emperor. ... Events Dagobert II and Theuderic I succeed Childeric II as king(s) of the Franks First glass windows placed in English Churches Arabic siege of Constantinople begins Cenfus and then Aescwine succeed to the throne of Wessex Births Deaths Wulfhere, king of Mercia Seaxburh, queen of Japan - Temmu Emperor of... Events Pope Stephen III crowns Pepin the short King of the Franks at St. ... 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Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a northern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within China Taiyuan (Chinese: 太原; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-yüan) is a prefecture-level city in China, capital of the Shanxi province. ... Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a northern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Establishment of the Tang Dynasty

In 615, Lee Yuan was assigned to garrison Lunghsi. He gained much experience by dealing with the Gokturks of the north and was able to pacify them. Lee Yuan was also able to gather support from these successes and, with the disintergration of the Sui dynasty in July of 617, Lee Yuan - urged on by his second son Lee Shi Min (later Taizong emperor) - rose in rebellion. Using the title of "Great Chancellor" (大丞相), Lee Yuan installed a puppet child emperor, Emperor Gong, but eventually removed him altogether and established the Tang dynasty in 618. Events The Edict of Paris grants extensive rights to the Frankish nobility. ... The Gokturks or Kokturks (Gök-Turks or Kök-Turks, with the meaning Celestial Turks), known as Tujue (突厥 tu2 jue2) in medieval Chinese sources, established the first known Turkic state around 552, after the Huns, under the leadership of Bumin/Tuman Khan/Khaghan (died 552) and his sons, and... Emperor Gong of the Sui Dynasty (617-618), or Gongdi was the last emperor of Chinas Sui dynasty. ...


Reign as Emperor

Lee Yuan's reign was concentrated on uniting the empire under the Tang. Aided by his son, Lee Shi Min, he defeated all the other contenders, including Li Gui, Dou Jiande, Wang Shichong, Xue Ju and Liu Wuzhou. By 628, the Tang dynasty had succeeded in uniting all of China. On the homefront, Lee Yuan recognized the early successes forged by the Sui dynasty and strived to emulate most of its policies, including the equal distribution of land amongst its people, and he also lowered taxes. He abandoned the harsh system of law set about during the Sui dynasty as well as reforming the judicial system. These acts of reform paved the way for the reign of Emperor Taizong, which ultimately pushed Tang China to the height of its power. Wang Shichong (??? - 621 AD) was a Sui general who declared himself emperor in Luoyang following the demise of the Sui dynasty. ... Events Khusro II of Persia overthrown Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace Brahmagupta writes the Brahmasphutasiddhanta Births Deaths Empress Suiko of Japan Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards Categories: 628 ...


Lee Yuan abdicated in 626 in favour of his son, Taizong emperor after the Xuan Wu Gate incident (玄武门之变) when Taizong had to kill his two immoral brothers who were attempting to usurp the throne. Lee Yuan lived on as "Grand Emperor" (Taishang Huang) until his death in 635. Emperor Taizong of Tang China (January 23, 599–July 10, 649), born Lee Shimin (李世民), was the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty of China from 626 to 649. ... Taishang Huang (Chinese: 太上皇, tàishàng huáng) was a Chinese title, sometimes translated in English as Grand Emperor or Emperor Emeritus, used all across Eastern Asia for a retired emperor. ...

Preceded by:
(None)
Emperor of the Tang Dynasty Succeeded by:
Emperor Taizong
Emperor Gong of the Sui Emperor of China

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Emperor Gaozu of Tang China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (410 words)
Emperor Gaozu of Tang China (566 - June 25, 635), born Li Yuan, was the founder of the Tang Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 618 to 626.
Under the shortlived Sui dynasty, Li Yuan was the governor in the area of modern-day Shanxi province, and was based in Taiyuan, Shanxi.
By 628, the Tang dynasty had succeeded in uniting all of China.
Encyclopedia: Emperor Gaozu of Tang China (990 words)
Tang Dynasty emperors The Tang Dynasty (唐and#26397 Hanyu Pinyin táng cháo; 618-907) followed the Sui Dynasty and preceded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China.
Emperor Taizong of Tang China (January 23, 599–July 10, 649), born Li Shimin (李世民), was the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty of China from 626 to 649.
Emperor Gong of the Sui Dynasty (617-618), or Gongdi was the last emperor of Chinas Sui dynasty.
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