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The Later Liang (simplified Chinese: 后凉; traditional Chinese: 後凉; pinyin: Hòu Liáng; 386-403) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms during the Jin Dynasty (265-420) in China.[1] It was founded by the family of the Di ethnicity.

Later Liang (後涼)

酒泉 (387-389),
三河 (389-396),
涼 (396-403)
386–403
Later Liang in the northwest
Later Liang in the northwest
CapitalGuzang
GovernmentMonarchy
Tian Wang 
• 386-400
Lü Guang
• 400
Lü Shao
• 401-403
Lü Zuan
• 403-406
Lü Long
History 
• Established
386
• Lü Guang's claiming of imperial title
396
• Southern Liang's and Northern Liang's independence
397
• Disestablished
403
• Lü Long's death
416
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Former Qin
Southern Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)
Northern Liang
Later Qin

All rulers of the Later Liang proclaimed themselves "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang).

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Rulers of the Later LiangEdit

Temple name Posthumous name Personal name Duration of reign Era names and durations
Chinese convention: use personal name
Taizu (太祖 Tàizǔ) Yiwu (懿武 Yìwǔ) Lü Guang (呂光 Lǚ Guāng) 386-400 Tai'an (太安 Tài'ān) 386-389
Linjia (麟嘉 Línjiā) 389-396
Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 396-399
Did not exist Yin (隱 Yǐn) Lü Shao (呂紹 Lǚ Shào) 400 Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 399
Did not exist Ling (靈 Líng) Lü Zuan (呂纂 Lǚ Zuǎn) 400-401 Xianning (咸寧 Xiánníng) 400-401
Did not exist Shang Gong (尚書公 Shàngshū Gōng) or Jiankang Gong (建康公 Jiànkāng Gōng) Lü Long (呂隆 Lǚ Lóng) 401-403 Shending (神鼎 Shéndǐng) 401-403

Rulers family treeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grousset, Rene (1970). The Empire of the Steppes. Rutgers University Press. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-8135-1304-9.