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King Zhuang of Zhou (died 682 BC) (Chinese: 周莊王; pinyin: Zhōu Zhuāng Wáng) or King Chuang of Chou was the fifteenth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty[1] and the third of Eastern Zhou. He ruled 696–682 BC as a successor of his father, King Huan of Zhou. He was later succeeded by his son, King Xi of Zhou, in 682 BC.[2] His younger son was Prince Tui.

King Zhuang of Zhou
King of China
Reign696–682 BC
PredecessorKing Huan of Zhou
SuccessorKing Xi of Zhou
Died682 BC
SpouseYao Ji
IssueKing Xi of Zhou
Prince Tui
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Tuó (佗)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Huan of Zhou


  • Parents:
  • Concubines:
    • Yao Ji, of the Yao clan (姚姬 姚姓), the mother of Prince Tui
  • Sons:
    • First son, Prince Huqi (王子胡齊; d. 677 BC), ruled as King Xi of Zhou from 681–677 BC
    • Prince Tui (王子頹; 696–673 BC), claimed the throne of Zhou from 675–673 BC

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China by Michael Loewe and Edward L Shaughnessy
  2. ^ Chinese Text Project, Rulers of the Zhou states – with links to their occurrences in pre-Qin and Han texts.
King Zhuang of Zhou
 Died: 682 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Huan of Zhou
King of China
696–682 BC
Succeeded by
King Xi of Zhou