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Encyclopedia > Jin Mingdi

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Emperor Ming of Jin China, (298 or 299-October 18, 325) was an emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (265-420).

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Family name Sima (司馬 py. Sīmǎ) in Chinese
Given name Shao (紹 py. sho)
Era names Taining (太寧 py. Tanng) 323-326
Father Emperor Yuan
Mother [ne] Xun (荀氏) (d.335 or 336), revered Lady of Yuzhang (Commandry) (豫章君) and mother of Emperor Ming
Wife Yu Wenjun (庾文君) (d. 328), sister of Yu Liang and revered Queen Mu (穆皇后, literary meaning: the majestic queen)
Major concubines
Children Emperor Cheng of Jin China and Emperor Kang of Jin China
Duration of reign January 4, 323 to October 18, 325
Tomb Wuping Tomb ch. 武平陵, believed to be near Nanjing
Temple name 肃祖, py. Szǔ, literary meaning: "solemn progenitor" or 肃宗, py. Szōng, literary meaning: "solemn ancestor"
Courtesy name 道畿, py. Dojī, literay meaning: "morality and royal domain"
Posthumous name 明, py. Mng, literary meaning: "brilliant"
Preceded by:
Emperor Yuan
Jin Dynasty (265-420) Succeeded by:
Emperor Cheng

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