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List of consorts of rulers of China

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Wu Zetian, a consort who became a ruler during the Tang dynasty
Empress Zheng of the Song dynasty
Empress Chabi, consort to Kublai Khan
Empress Xu, Ming dynasty
Empress Xiaozhaoren, Qing dynasty
Empress Xiaoyichun, Qing dynasty
Empress Dowager Cixi, Qing dynasty

The following is a list of consorts of rulers of China. This is a list of the consorts of Chinese monarchs. China has periodically parted in kingdoms as well as united in empires, and there has been consorts with the title Queen as well as Empress. The title Empress could also be given posthumously. Note that this is a list for the main consort of the monarch and holder of the title Empress or Queen.

Empress ConsortsEdit

The title of Empress could also be given posthumously. The posthumous Empresses are listed separately by the year they were given the title.

Zhou dynastyEdit

Name Birth Became Queen Ceased to be Queen Death Spouse
Tai Si c. 12th century BC 1099 BC 1050 BC c.11th century BC King Wen
Queen Yi Jiang (邑姜) 1046 BC 1043 BC King Wu
Wáng Sì (王姒) King Cheng
Wáng Jiāng (王姜) King Kang
Queen Fáng (房后) King Zhao
Wáng Zǔ Jiāng (王俎姜) King Mu
Qáng Guī (王媯) King Gong
Wáng Bó Jiāng (王伯姜) King Yi
Wáng Jīng (王京) King Xiao
Wáng Jí (王姞) King Yi
Shēn Jiāng (王姞) King Li
Queen Jiang 827 BC 782 BC King Xuan
Queen Shēn (申后) 782 BC 772 BC King You
Bao Si (褒姒) 779 BC 771 BC
Jì Jì Jiāng (紀季姜) King Huan
Chén Guī (陈妫) King Hui
Queen Dí (翟后) King Xiang
Qí Jiāng (周灵王) King Ling
Queen Mù (穆后) 527 BC King Jing

Western Han dynastyEdit

Name Parents Birth Marriage Became Empress Ceased to be Empress Death Spouse
Empress Lü Zhi Lü Wen, Prince Xuan of Lü

Princess Consort Xuan

241 BC 202 BC 195 BC 18 Aug 180 BC Emperor Gaozu of Han
Empress Zhang Yan Zhang Ao, Prince of Zhao

Princess Yuan of Lu

192 BC 192 BC 188 BC 163 BC Emperor Hui of Han
Empress Lü Lü Lu (呂祿) c.205 BC 179 BC 157 BC c.180 BC Emperor Houshao of Han
Empress Dou Dou Chong, Marquis Ancheng 135 BC Emperor Wen of Han
Empress Bo 157 BC 151 BC 147 BC Emperor Jing of Han
Empress Wang Zhi Wang Zhong

Zang Er

173 BC 150 BC 126 BC
Empress Chen Jiao Chen Wu, Marquess of Tangyi

Liu Piao, Princess Guantao

141 BC 130 BC c.110 BC Emperor Wu of Han
Empress Wei Zifu Madam Wei (衛媼) 128 BC 91 BC
Empress Shangguan Lady Huo 89 BC(?) 84 BC 83 BC 74 BC: 37 BC Emperor Zhao of Han
Empress Xu Pingjun Xu Guanghan c.90 BC c. 76 BC 74 BC 71 BC Emperor Xuan of Han
Empress Huo Chengjun Huo Guang

Lady Xian

70 BC: 66 BC 54 BC
Empress Wang Wang Fengguang, Marquess of Qiongcheng 64 BC 49 BC 16 BC
Empress Wang Zhengjun Wang Jin, Marquess of Yangping

Li Qin

71 BC c.50 BC 48 BC 33 BC 13 AD Emperor Yuan of Han
Empress Xu Xu Jia, the Marquess of Ping'en 31 BC 18 BC 8 BC Emperor Cheng of Han
Empress Zhao Feiyan c. 32 BC 16 BC 7 BC 1 BC
Empress Fu Fu Yan, Marquis of Kongxiang 6 BC 1 BC Emperor Ai of Han
Empress Wang Wang Mang

Lady Wang

8 BC 4 AD 5 AD 23 AD Emperor Ping of Han

Xin dynastyEdit

Eastern Han dynastyEdit

Three Kingdoms periodEdit

Cao WeiEdit

Shu HanEdit

Eastern WuEdit

Jin dynastyEdit

Huan Chu dynastyEdit

Sixteen Kingdoms periodEdit

Cheng HanEdit

Former ZhaoEdit

Later ZhaoEdit

Ran WeiEdit

Former LiangEdit

Later LiangEdit

Western LiangEdit

Northern LiangEdit

Southern LiangEdit

Former QinEdit

Later QinEdit

Western QinEdit

Former YanEdit

Later YanEdit

Northern YanEdit

Southern YanEdit


Northern and Southern dynastiesEdit

Liu SongEdit

Southern QiEdit

Northern WeiEdit

Western WeiEdit

Eastern WeiEdit

Northern QiEdit

Liang dynastyEdit

Northern ZhouEdit

Sui dynastyEdit

Tang dynastyEdit

Han (Dingyang)

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms periodEdit


Former ShuEdit


Later LiangEdit

Southern HanEdit

Later TangEdit



Southern TangEdit

Later JinEdit


Later HanEdit

Later ZhouEdit

Northern HanEdit

Song dynastyEdit

Yuan dynastyEdit

Ming dynastyEdit

Southern Ming dynastyEdit

Qing dynastyEdit

Empress DowagersEdit

The title of Empress Dowager was not a title automatically given to a former Empress Consort and widow of an Emperor. The title Empress Dowager could be granted a widow of an Emperor even when she had not been the Empress Consort during the reign of her spouse. Therefore, a separate list is given of the Empress Dowagers, which in some cases equals the list of Empress Consorts, and in other cases not.

Han dynastyEdit

Northern DynastiesEdit

Northern WeiEdit

Tang dynastyEdit

Song dynastyEdit

Yuan dynastyEdit

Ming dynastyEdit

Qing dynastyEdit

Empresses whose titles were granted posthumouslyEdit

Sui dynastyEdit

Song dynastyEdit

Yuan dynastyEdit

Ming dynasty and Southern Ming dynastyEdit

Qing dynastyEdit

See alsoEdit