Dowager Noble Consort Wan

Noble Consort Wan (1 February 1716 – 10 March 1807), of the Han Chinese Chen clan, was a consort of the Qianlong Emperor. She was five years his junior.

Noble Consort Wan
The Portrait of Consort WanPin.JPG
Born(1716-02-01)1 February 1716
(康熙五十五年 十二月 二十日)
Died10 March 1807(1807-03-10) (aged 91)
(嘉慶十二年 二月 二日)
Forbidden City
Burial
Yu Mausoleum, Eastern Qing tombs
Spouse
(died 1799)
HouseChen (陳; by birth)
Aisin Gioro (by marriage)
Dowager Noble Consort Wan
Traditional Chinese婉貴妃
Simplified Chinese婉贵妃

LifeEdit

Family backgroundEdit

Noble Consort Wan's personal name was not recorded in history.

  • Father: Tingzhang (廷璋)

Kangxi eraEdit

The future Noble Consort Wan was born on the 20th day of the 12th lunar month in the 55th year of the reign of the Kangxi Emperor, which translates to 1 February 1717 in the Gregorian calendar.

Yongzheng eraEdit

It is not known when Lady Chen became a mistress of Hongli, the fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor.

Qianlong eraEdit

The Yongzheng Emperor died on 8 October 1735 and was succeeded by Hongli, who was enthroned as the Qianlong Emperor. On 8 November 1735, Lady Chen was granted the title "First Attendant". She was elevated in 1737 to "Noble Lady", in May or June 1749 to "Concubine Wan", and in December 1794 or January 1795 to "Consort Wan". She didn't give birth to any children.

Jiaqing eraEdit

The Qianlong Emperor died on 7 February 1799. His 15th son, the Jiaqing Emperor, elevated Lady Chen to "Dowager Noble Consort Wan" on 27 May 1801. In his imperial edict, the Jiaqing Emperor mentioned that Lady Chen deserved the honour because she had served his father for a long time and was still in good health at a very old age.

Lady Chen died on 10 March 1807 and was interred in the Yu Mausoleum of the Eastern Qing tombs. She was the longest surviving consort of the Qianlong Emperor at the time of her death.

TitlesEdit

  • During the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (r. 1661–1722):
    • Lady Chen (from 1 February 1717)
  • During the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1722–1735):
    • Mistress
  • During the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–1796):
    • First Attendant (常在; from 8 November 1735[1]), seventh rank consort
    • Noble Lady (貴人; from 1737), sixth rank consort
    • Concubine Wan (婉嬪; from May/June 1749[2]), fifth rank consort
    • Consort Wan (婉妃; from December 1794 or January 1795[3]), fourth rank consort
  • During the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor (r. 1796–1820):
    • Noble Dowager Consort Wan (婉貴太妃; from 27 May 1801[4]), third rank consort

In fiction and popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 雍正十三年 九月 二十四日
  2. ^ 乾隆十四年 四月
  3. ^ 乾隆五十九年 十二月
  4. ^ 嘉慶六年 四月 十五日

ReferencesEdit

  • Zhao, Erxun (1928). Draft History of Qing (Qing Shi Gao) (in Chinese).