Duke Cheng of Jin

Duke Cheng of Jin (simplified Chinese: 晋成公; traditional Chinese: 晉成公; pinyin: Jìn Chéng Gōng, died 600 BC) was from 606 to 600 BC the ruler of the State of Jin, a major power during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. His ancestral name was Ji, given name Heitun, and Duke Cheng was his posthumous title. He was the youngest son of Duke Wen of Jin, and succeeded his nephew Duke Ling of Jin, when Zhao Dun and Zhao Chuan killed Duke Ling and installed Heitun on the throne.[1]

Heitun (黑臀)
Duke Cheng of Jin
Ruler of Jin
Reign606–600 BC
PredecessorDuke Ling of Jin
SuccessorDuke Jing of Jin
Died600 BC
Full name
Ancestral name: Ji (姬)
Given name: Heitun (黑臀)
FatherDuke Wen of Jin
MotherPrincess of Zhou

During the seven years of Duke Cheng's reign Jin attacked the states of Zheng, Chu, Qin, and Chen. Duke Cheng died in 600 BC and was succeeded by his son Duke Jing of Jin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 晉世家 [House of Jin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 April 2012.
Duke Cheng of Jin
Cadet branch of the House of Ji
 Died: 600 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke Ling of Jin
Duke of Jin
606–600 BC
Succeeded by
Duke Jing of Jin