Duke Li of Qi

Duke Li of Qi (Chinese: 齊厲公; pinyin: Qí Lì Gōng; died 816 BC) was from 824 to 816 BC the ninth recorded ruler of the State of Qi during the Western Zhou dynasty of ancient China. His personal name was Lü Wuji (呂無忌), ancestral name Jiang (), and Duke Li was his posthumous title.[1][2]

Duke Li of Qi
齊厲公
Ruler of Qi
Reign824–816 BC
PredecessorDuke Wu of Qi
SuccessorDuke Wen of Qi
Died816 BC
IssueDuke Wen of Qi
Names
Ancestral name: Jiang (姜)
Clan name: Lü (呂)
Given name: Wuji (無忌)
HouseHouse of Jiang
FatherDuke Wu of Qi

Duke Li succeeded his father Duke Wu of Qi, who died in 825 BC, as ruler of Qi. He was a despotic ruler, and in 816 BC the people of Qi rebelled against him and tried to make the son of Duke Hu of Qi, Duke Li's grand-uncle, the new ruler. Duke Li was killed by the rebels, but Duke Hu's son also died in the fighting. Subsequently Duke Li's son Duke Wen ascended the throne, and executed 70 people who were responsible for Duke Li's death.[1][2]

FamilyEdit

Sons:

  • Prince Chi (公子赤; d. 804 BC), ruled as Duke Wen of Qi from 815–804 BC

AncestryEdit

Duke Yǐ of Qi (d. 933 BC)
Duke Gui of Qi (d. 902 BC)
Duke Xian of Qi (d. 850 BC)
Duke Wu of Qi (d. 825 BC)
Duke Li of Qi (d. 816 BC)

ReferencesEdit

  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. 2512–2513. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
Duke Li of Qi
 Died: 816 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke Wu of Qi
Duke of Qi
824–816 BC
Succeeded by
Duke Wen of Qi