Duke You of Lu (died 974 BC or 975 BC[1]), personal name Ji Zai (姬宰) or Yi (),[2] was the fourth ruler of the state of Lu, reigning for a total of 14 years. He inherited the duchy from his father, Duke Yang.[3]

Duke You of Lu
Ruler of Lu
Reign987 - 974 BC or 988 – 975 BC
PredecessorDuke Yang of Lu
SuccessorDuke Wei of Lu
Died974 BC or 975 BC
Ancestral name: Ji (姬)
Given name: Zai (宰)
HouseHouse of Ji
FatherDuke Yang of Lu

According to Records of the Grand Historian, he was murdered by his younger brother Ji Fei (Duke Wei) who then took over the duchy.[4]

References edit

  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. ^ Theobald, Ulrich (1 November 2018). "The Regional State of Lu 魯". Chinaknowledge. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  3. ^ Lei, Haizhong (2020). Chinese Culture and the Chinese Military. Cambridge University Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-108-47918-9.
  4. ^ Hong Yuan (2018). The Sinitic Civilization Book I: A Factual History Through the Lens of Archaeology, Bronzeware, Astronomy, Divination, Calendar and the Annals. iUniverse. ISBN 978-1-5320-5829-5.