Empress Xia (Song dynasty)

Empress Xia Shenfu (1136 – 13 July 1167) was a Chinese Empress consort of the Song Dynasty, married to Emperor Xiaozong of Song.

Empress Chenggong
Empress of the Southern Song Dynasty
Tenure16 November 1163 – 13 July 1167
PredecessorEmpress Xiansheng
SuccessorEmpress Chengsu
Born1136
Died14 December 1167 (aged c. 31)
Lin'an, Zhejiang, China
SpouseEmperor Xiaozong
Posthumous name
Empress Chenggong
成恭皇后

Xia originally served as a maid to the first spouse of Xiaozong, who died in 1156 when he was still prince. In 1162, he married Xia as his second main spouse, and in 1163, he gave her the title of empress.[1] She had one son and one daughter, both of whom died very young.

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Chinese royalty
Preceded by Empress of China
1163–1167
Succeeded by