King Hui of Chu

King Hui of Chu (Chinese: 楚惠王; pinyin: Chǔ Huì Wáng, died 432 BC) was the king of the State of Chu from 488 BC to 432 BC during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Zhang (Chinese: 熊章) and King Hui was his posthumous title. He was succeeded by his son, King Jian of Chu.[1]

Xiong Zhang
King of Chu
Reign488–432 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Hui of Chu

In the tenth year of his reign (478 BC), the Duke of Bai staged a coup d'état, killing Prime Minister Zixi and Chief Military Commander Ziqi, and abducting King Hui. Shen Zhuliang, Duke of Ye, led his army to the capital, defeated Bai, and restored King Hui's rule. The Duke of Bai committed suicide.[2]


  1. ^ Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  2. ^ Zuo Qiuming. "BOOK XII. DUKE AI". Zuo Zhuan (in Chinese and English). Retrieved 1 December 2011.
King Hui of Chu
 Died: 432 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Chu
488–432 BC
Succeeded by