King Jian of Zhou

King Jian of Zhou (Chinese: 周簡王; pinyin: Zhōu Jiǎn Wáng), personal name Ji Yi, was the twenty-second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the tenth of the Eastern Zhou.[2]

King Jian of Zhou
周簡王
King of China
Reign585–572 BC
PredecessorKing Ding of Zhou
SuccessorKing Ling of Zhou
Died572 BC
IssueKing Ling of Zhou
Names
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yí (夷)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Ding of Zhou[1]

FamilyEdit

Sons:

  • Prince Xiexin (王子洩心; d. 545 BC), ruled as King Ling of Zhou from 571–545 BC
  • A son (d. 545 BC) who was the progenitor of the Dan lineage and the father of Dan Kuo (儋括)
    • Known as Dan Ji (儋季)

AncestryEdit

King Hui of Zhou (d. 652 BC)
King Xiang of Zhou (d. 619 BC)
Chen Gui of Chen
King Qing of Zhou (d. 613 BC)
King Ding of Zhou (d. 586 BC)
King Jian of Zhou (d. 572 BC)

See alsoEdit

Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Sima Qian: Records of the Grand Historian
  2. ^ Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, ed. (1999), The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Cambridge University Press
King Jian of Zhou
 Died: 572 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Ding of Zhou
King of China
585–572 BC
Succeeded by
King Ling of Zhou