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Encyclopedia > Emperor Gengshi of Han China

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Emperor Gengshi of Han China, ch. 漢更始帝, py. gng shĭ d, wg. Keng-Shih-ti, (d. hanged AD 25) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.

Personal information

Family name Liu (劉 li) in Chinese
Given name Xuan (玄 py. xan)
Era name Gengshi (更始 py. gng shĭ) 23-25
Wives granddaughter of Wang Mang
Children none
Duration of reign AD 23-AD 25
Temple name
Courtesy name
Posthumous name 更始 (py. gng shĭ), literary meaning: "changed and start"

See also: Wang Mang

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