Dai (Sixteen Kingdoms)
Dai, also formerly spelled Tai, was a state of the Xianbei clan of Tuoba, during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China. It existed from AD 310 to 376, with its capital at Shengle (盛樂) (near modern Horinger County of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia).
China in 350 CE. Dai is visible at the top of the map.
|Status||Vassal of Jin Dynasty, Later Zhao, Former Yan, Former Qin|
• Status upgraded from dukedom to principality
|Today part of||China|
|Literal meaning||State of Dai|
Kingdom of Dai
The name "Dai" originated when Tuoba Yilu was appointed Duke of Dai (代公) by the Western Jin in 310 AD, as a reward for helping Liu Kun (劉琨), the Governor of Bingzhou (并州), fight against the Xiongnu state of Han Zhao. The fief was later promoted from a duchy to a principality. Dai was conquered in 376 by the Former Qin state, and its descendants later established the Northern Wei Dynasty in the 4th century.
Chieftains of Tuoba Clan 219–377 (as Princes of Dai 315–377)Edit
|Posthumous name||Personal name||Period of Reign||Other|
|Shenyuan||Tuoba Liwei||219–277||Temple Name: Shizu 始祖|
|Yang||Tuoba Hena||325–329 and 335–337|
|Lie||Tuoba Yihuai||329–335 and 337–338|
|Zhaocheng||Tuoba Shiyijian||338–377||Era name: Jianguo 建國|
Tuoba clan family treeEdit
|Tuoba clan of Dai state family tree|
- No known given name survives.