Duke Ai of Qi

Duke Ai of Qi (Chinese: 齊哀公; pinyin: Qí Āi Gōng; reigned 9th century BC) was the fifth recorded ruler of the ancient Chinese state of Qi during the Western Zhou Dynasty. His personal name was Lü Buchen (呂不辰), ancestral name Jiang (), and Duke Ai was his posthumous title.[1][2]

Duke Ai of Qi
Ruler of Qi
Reign9th century BC
PredecessorDuke Gui of Qi
SuccessorDuke Hu of Qi
Ancestral name: Jiang (姜)
Clan name: Lü (呂)
Given name: Buchen (不辰)
HouseHouse of Jiang
FatherDuke Gui of Qi

Duke Ai succeeded his father Duke Gui of Qi as ruler of Qi. Duke Ai had a dispute with the marquis of Qi's neighbouring state Ji (紀). King Yi of Zhou sided with Marquis of Ji and executed Duke Ai by boiling him to death. King Yi installed Duke Ai's younger half-brother Jing on the throne, later known as Duke Hu of Qi.[1][2]


Jiang Ziya (1128–1015 BC)
Duke Ding of Qi (1050–975 BC)
Duke Yǐ of Qi (d. 933 BC)
Duke Gui of Qi (d. 902 BC)
Duke Ai of Qi (d. 890 BC)


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 齐太公世家 [House of Duke Tai of Qi]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Guoxue.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Han Zhaoqi (韩兆琦), ed. (2010). Shiji (史记) (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 2510–2512. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
Duke Ai of Qi
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Qi
9th century BC
Succeeded by