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Encyclopedia > Emperor Guangwu of Han
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Emperor Guangwu of Han China
Birth and death: Jan. 15, 5 BC–Mar. 29, 57
Family name: Liu (劉)
Given name: Xiu (秀)
Courtesy name (字): Wenshu (文叔)
Dates of reign: Aug. 5, 25¹–Mar. 29, 57
Dynasty: Han (漢)
Temple name: Shizu (世祖)
Posthumous name:
(short)
Emperor Guangwu (光武帝)
Posthumous name:
(full)
Emperor Guangwu (光武皇帝)
General note: Dates given here are in the
proleptic Julian calendar.
They are not in the proleptic Gregorian calendar
.
———
1. Proclaimed himself emperor on August 5, 25, but was not in
control of the whole of China until December 25, 36 when the
last city escaping his control, Chengdu, surrendered to his army.

Emperor Guangwu (January 15, 5 BC - March 29, 57), born Liu Xiu, was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, restorer of the dynasty in AD 25 and thus founder of the Later Han or Eastern Han (the restored Han Dynasty). He ruled over the whole of China from 36 until 57. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC - 0s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 10 BC 9 BC 8 BC 7 BC 6 BC 5 BC 4 BC 3 BC 2 BC 1 BC 1 Events Births... For other uses, see number 57. ... 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. ... For other uses, see number 25. ... For other uses, see number 57. ... 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. ... Han can refer to: Han Chinese, the dominant majority ethnic group of mainland China The Chinese written language (漢文) The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) of China The state of Han, a state during the Chinese Warring States Period Han, one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the... 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 proleptic Julian calendar is produced by extending the Julian calendar to dates preceding its official introduction in 45 BC. Historians since Bede have traditionally represented the years preceding AD 1 as 1 BC, 2 BC, etc. ... The proleptic Gregorian calendar is produced by extending the Gregorian Calendar to dates preceding its official introduction in 1582. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... For other uses, see number 25. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... For alternate uses, see Number 36. ... Chengdu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC - 0s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 10 BC 9 BC 8 BC 7 BC 6 BC 5 BC 4 BC 3 BC 2 BC 1 BC 1 Events Births... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... For other uses, see number 57. ... The emperor or huangdi (皇帝 in pinyin: huang2 di4) of China was the head of government and head of state of China from the Qin dynasty in 221 B.C. until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911. ... Han commanderies and kingdoms AD 2. ... For other uses, see number 25. ... For alternate uses, see Number 36. ... For other uses, see number 57. ...


Liu Xiu was the 6th generation descendant of Emperor Jing of the Former (or Western) Han. He was the son of Liu Qin (劉欽), magistrate of Nandun county (南頓令). Liu Qin was the son of Liu Hui (劉回), vice governor in charge of military affairs for Julu commandery (鉅鹿都尉). Liu Hui was the son of Liu Wai (劉外), governor of Yulin commandery (鬱林太守). Liu Wai was the son of Liu Mai (劉買), known posthumously as Marquess Jie of Chongling (舂陵節侯). Liu Mai was the son of Liu Fa (劉發), known posthumously as Prince Ding of Changsha (長沙定王). The prince of Changsha was the brother of Emperor Wu, the famous emperor of the Former Han, and he was the son of Emperor Jing. Emperor Jing of Han (188 BC–141 BC) was an emperor of China in the Han Dynasty from 156 BC to 141 BC. Era names Zhongyuan (中元 zhōng yúan) 149 BC-143 BC Houyuan (後元 hòu yúan) 143 BC-141 BC Personal information See also Rebellion of the Seven States... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ... Commandry (British English), or commandery (American English), was the smallest division of the European landed estate or manor under the control of a commendator, or commander, of an order of knights. ... A marquess is a nobleman of hereditary rank in Europe, China, and Japan. ... Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC*–March 29, 87 BC), personal name Liu Che, was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling from 141 BC to 87 BC. A military compaigner, Han China reached its greatest expansion under his reign, spanning from Kyrgyzstan in the west, Northern Korea...


Liu Xiu was one of the many descendants of the Han imperial family. Following the usurpation of the Han throne by Wang Mang and the ensuing civil war during the disintegration of Wang's short-lived Xin Dynasty, he emerged as one of several descendants of the fallen dynasty claiming the imperial throne. After assembling forces and proclaiming himself emperor in the face of competitors, he was able to defeat his rivals, destroy the peasant army of the Red Eyebrows (赤眉), known for their disorganization and marauding, and finally reunify the whole of China in AD 36. Wang Mang (王莽, pinyin: Wáng Măng) (45 BC–October 6, 23) was a Han Dynasty official who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded Xin (or Hsin) Dynasty (新朝, meaning new dynasty), ruling AD 8–23. ... For alternate uses, see Number 36. ...


He established his capital in Luoyang, 335 kilometers (210 miles) east of the former capital Chang'an, ushering in the Later/Eastern Han Dynasty. He implemented some reforms (notably land reform, albeit not very successfully) aimed at correcting some of the structural imbalances responsible for the downfall of the Former/Western Han. His reforms gave a new 200-year lease on life to the Han Dynasty. Luoyang(洛阳) (Simplified Chinese: 洛阳; Traditional Chinese: 洛陽; pinyin: ) is a city in Henan province, China. ... Changan   listen? (Simplified Chinese: 长安; Traditional Chinese: 長安; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-an) is the ancient capital of more than 10 dynasties in China. ...


Personal information

  • Wives
    • Empress Guo Shengtong (郭聖通), daughter of a merchant and niece of a warlord (Liu Yang劉楊, the Prince of Zhending), deposed 41
    • Empress Yin Lihua (陰麗華), his first love who was not created empress initially because she had no son (at that point) while Guo did, but after Guo was deposed she was created empress because she had sons by that point
  • Children: 10 sons
  • Era name:
    • Jianwu (建武 py. jìan wŭ): 25-56
    • Jianwuzhongyuan (建武中元 py. jìan wŭ zhōng yúan): 56-58
Preceded by:
Dynasty established
Eastern Han Dynasty Succeeded by:
Emperor Ming

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Emperor Guangwu of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4563 words)
Emperor Guangwu (January 15, 5 BC - March 29, 57), born Liu Xiu, was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, restorer of the dynasty in AD 25 and thus founder of the Later Han or Eastern Han (the restored Han Dynasty).
Emperor Gengshi's regime was only able to obtain nominal submission from many regions of the empire, and one of the trouble region was the region north of the Yellow River.
Although Emperor Guangwu had already created many of his generals and officials marquesses, in 37, after the conquest of the empire was largely complete, he readjusted their marches in accordance with their accomplishments.
Emperor Ming of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2370 words)
Han Ming-ti, (28-75) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Emperor Guangwu, then still an official under Emperor Gengshi, had married Yin in 23 and, after he became emperor in 25, had wanted to create her empress, but she declined because she had no sons at that point.
In 57, Emperor Guangwu died, and Crown Prince Zhuang succeeded to the throne as Emperor Ming.
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