Duke Kao of Lu (died 994 BC or 995 BC[1]), personal name Ji Qiu, was the second duke of the Lu state, a dynastic vassal state of the Zhou dynasty. He was a son of Bo Qin (Duke Tai), the founding duke. Ruling for four years, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Duke Yang.[2] His reign began in either 998 BC or 997 BC, the one-year discrepancy due to the Records of the Grand Historian giving Duke Wu's reign as ten years in one chapter and nine years in another.[3]

Duke Kao of Lu
Ruler of Lu
Reign997 - 994 BC or 998 – 995 BC
PredecessorBo Qin
SuccessorDuke Yang of Lu
Died994 BC or 995 BC
Ancestral name: Ji (姬)
Given name: Qiu (酋)
Posthumous name
Duke Kao (考公)
FatherBo Qin


  1. ^ Nivison, David S. (1999). The Key to the Chronology of the Three Dynasties: The "Modern Text" Bamboo Annals. Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania. p. 25.
  2. ^ Lei, Haizhong (2020). Chinese Culture and the Chinese Military. Cambridge University Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-108-47918-9.
  3. ^ Shaughnessy, Edward L. (1991). Sources of Western Zhou History: Inscribed Bronze Vessels. University of California Press. p. 221. ISBN 0-520-07028-3.