King Wen of Chu (Chinese: 楚文王; pinyin: Chǔ Wén Wáng, died 677 BC) was from 689 to 677 BC king of the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Zi (Chinese: 熊貲) and King Wen was his posthumous title.[1]

Xiong Zi
King of Chu
King of Chu
Reign689–677 BC
PredecessorKing Wu
Full name
Posthumous name
King Wen (文王)

King Wen succeeded his father King Wu of Chu, who died in 690 BC.

He died in 677 BC and was succeeded by his son Du'ao.[1] He also had another son, King Cheng of Chu.

References edit

  1. ^ a b 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.
King Wen of Chu
 Died: 677 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Chu
689–677 BC
Succeeded by