Later Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)

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 (266–420) 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
Today part ofChina
Kyrgyzstan

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

Rulers of the Later LiangEdit

 
Later Liang rulers in a 14th-century manuscript of Rashid al-Din's world history, the Jami' al-Tawarikh
Temple name Posthumous name Personal name Duration of reign Era names
Taizu Yiwu Lü Guang 386–400 Tai'an (太安) 386–389
Linjia (麟嘉) 389–396
Longfei (龍飛) 396–400
Lü Shao 400
Ling Lü Zuan 400–401 Xianning (咸寧) 400–401
Lü Long 401–403 Shending (神鼎) 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.