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Duke Lie of Jin (simplified Chinese: 晋烈公; traditional Chinese: 晉烈公; pinyin: Jìn Liè Gōng, died 389 BC) was from 415 to 389 BC the titular ruler of the State of Jin during the beginning of the Warring States period of ancient China. His ancestral name was Ji, given name Zhi, and Duke Lie was his posthumous title. After his father Duke You of Jin died in 416 BC, Marquess Wen of Wei installed Duke Lie on the throne.[1][2]

Zhi (止)
Duke Lie of Jin
Ruler of Jin
Reign415–389 BC
PredecessorDuke You of Jin
SuccessorDuke Huan of Jin
Died389 BC
Full name
Ancestral name: Ji (姬)
Given name: Zhi (止)
FatherDuke You of Jin

Since 453 BC, near the end of the reign of Duke Chu of Jin, the state of Jin had already been partitioned into three de facto states of Han, Zhao, and Wei. The only territories under the Duke's control were the traditional capitals Jiang and Quwo. In 403 BC, during Duke Lie's reign, King Weilie of Zhou officially proclaimed Han, Zhao, and Wei vassal states.[1][2]

Duke Lie was the titular Duke of Jin for 27 years. He died in 389 BC and was succeeded by his son Duke Huan of Jin, also called Duke Xiao in the Records of the Grand Historian.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Han, Zhaoqi (2010). "House of Jin". Annotated Shiji (in Chinese). Zhonghua Book Company. p. 3094. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3.
  2. ^ a b Sima Qian. 晉世家 [House of Jin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 April 2012.
Duke Lie of Jin
Cadet branch of the House of Ji
 Died: 389 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke You of Jin
Duke of Jin
415–389 BC
Succeeded by
Duke Huan of Jin