Duke Gong of Qin

Duke Gong of Qin (Chinese: 秦共公; pinyin: Qín Gōng Gōng, died 604 BC) was from 608 to 604 BC the sixteenth ruler of the Zhou Dynasty state of Qin that eventually united China to become the Qin Dynasty. His ancestral name was Ying (), and Duke Gong was his posthumous title.[1][2]

Duke Gong of Qin
Ruler of Qin
Reign608–604 BC
PredecessorDuke Kang of Qin
SuccessorDuke Huan of Qin
Died604 BC
HouseHouse of Ying
FatherDuke Kang of Qin

Duke Gong succeeded his father Duke Kang of Qin, who died in 609 BC, as ruler of Qin. He reigned for five years before dying in 604 BC. He was succeeded by his son, Duke Huan of Qin.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 秦本纪 [Annals of Qin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). guoxue.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Han, Zhaoqi (2010). "Annals of Qin". Annotated Shiji (in Chinese). Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 398–400. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
Duke Gong of Qin
 Died: 604 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Qin
608–604 BC
Succeeded by