King Cheng of Zhou
King Cheng of Zhou (Chinese: 周成王; pinyin: Zhōu Chéng Wáng; Wade–Giles: Chou Ch'eng Wang), personal name Ji Song (姬誦), was the second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. The dates of his reign are 1042–1021 BCE or 1042/35–1006 BCE. His parents were King Wu of Zhou and Queen Yi Jiang (邑姜).
|King Cheng of Zhou|
|King of China|
|Predecessor||King Wu of Zhou|
|Successor||King Kang of Zhou|
|Regent||Dan, Duke of Zhou|
|Issue||King Kang of Zhou|
|Father||King Wu of Zhou|
King Cheng was young when he ascended the throne. His uncle, Duke of Zhou, fearing that Shang forces might rise again under the possible weak rule of a young ruler, became the regent and supervised government affairs for several years. Duke of Zhou established the eastern capital at Luoyang, and later defeated a rebellion by Cheng’s uncles Cai Shu, Guan Shu and Huo Shu.
King Cheng later stabilized Zhou Dynasty’s border by defeating several barbarian tribes along with the Duke of Zhou.
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King Cheng of ZhouDied: 1021 BC
King Wu of Zhou
| King of China
King Kang of Zhou