Duke Zhao of Jin

Duke Zhao of Jin (simplified Chinese: 晋昭公; traditional Chinese: 晉昭公; pinyin: Jìn Zhāo Gōng, died 526 BC) was from 531 to 526 BC the ruler of the State of Jin, a major power during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. His ancestral name was Ji, given name Yi, and Duke Zhao was his posthumous title. He succeeded his father, Duke Ping of Jin, who died in 532 BC.[1]

Yi (夷)
Duke Zhao of Jin
Ruler of Jin
Reign531–526 BC
PredecessorDuke Ping of Jin
SuccessorDuke Qing of Jin
Died526 BC
Ancestral name: Ji (姬)
Given name: Yi (夷)
FatherDuke Ping of Jin

Duke Zhao of Jin reigned for 6 years and died in 526 BC. During his reign the state was increasingly dominated by the six powerful clans: Han, Zhao, Wei, Fan, Zhonghang, and Zhi. He was succeeded by his son, Duke Qing of Jin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 晉世家 [House of Jin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 April 2012.
Duke Zhao of Jin
Cadet branch of the House of Ji
 Died: 526 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Jin
531–526 BC
Succeeded by