King Ding of Zhou

King Ding of Zhou (Chinese: 周定王; pinyin: Zhōu Dìng Wáng), personal name Ji Yu, was the twenty-first king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the ninth of Eastern Zhou.[1] He was a son of King Qing of Zhou and brother of King Kuang of Zhou.[2]

King Ding of Zhou
King of China
Reign606–586 BC
PredecessorKing Kuang of Zhou
SuccessorKing Jian of Zhou
Died586 BC
SpouseQueen Ding of Zhou
IssueKing Jian of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yú (瑜)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Qing of Zhou

He sent an official named Wangsun Man to present gifts to the Chu army.[3] He met Prince Zhuang.[4][5]


  • Parents:
    • Prince Renchen (王子壬臣; d. 613 BC), ruled as King Qing of Zhou from 618–613 BC
  • Queens:
    • Queen Ding of Zhou, of the Jiang clan of Qi (周定後 姜姓), possibly a daughter of Duke Hui of Qi; married in 603 BC
  • Sons:

See alsoEdit

  1. Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors


  1. ^ Sima Qian: Records of the Grand Historian
  2. ^ Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy: The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the institutional and cultural history of pre-imperial China.
  3. ^ Wen Fong: The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People's Republic of China. New York, 1980.
  4. ^ Chinese bronzes: ferocious beauty by Wangheng Chen. Singapore. Page 140.
  5. ^ Constance A. Cook: Defining Chu: Image And Reality In Ancient China
King Ding of Zhou
 Died: 586 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Kuang of Zhou
King of China
606–586 BC
Succeeded by
King Jian of Zhou