King Xiao of Zhou
King Xiao of Zhou (Chinese: 周孝王; pinyin: Zhōu Xìao Wáng), personal name Ji Bifang, was the eighth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. Estimated dates of his reign are 891–886 BC or 872–866 BC. He was a son of King Mu and brother of King Gong.
|King Xiao of Zhou|
|King of China|
|Predecessor||King Yì of Zhou|
|Successor||King Yí of Zhou|
|Father||King Mu of Zhou|
His reign is poorly documented. He was preceded on the throne by his nephew King Yì of Zhou and followed by his nephew's son, King Yí of Zhou. Sima Qian says that the second Yi was 'restored by the many lords'. This hints at a usurpation, but the matter is not clear.
Noble Feizi was granted a small fief at Qin by King Xiao. King Xiao learned of his reputation and put him in charge of breeding and training horses for the Zhou army. To reward his contributions, King Xiao wanted to make Feizi his father's legal heir instead of his half-brother Cheng.
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