Liu You (simplified Chinese: 刘友; traditional Chinese: 劉友; pinyin: Liǘ Yǒu, died 181 BC) was the sixth son of Emperor Gaozu of Han. He was made Prince of Huaiyang in 196 BC, and recreated as Prince Ji of Zhao two years later.[1][2] You married Empress Dowager Lü's niece and was found to be having affairs with secret mistress. Empress Dowager Lü summoned him to the capital and imprisoned him there without food. While in prison, You made a song cursing the deeds which Empress Dowager Lü had done to the Liu family. He was afraid to commit suicide and ended up starving to death.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ban Biao; Ban Gu; Ban Zhao. "諸侯王表" [Table of nobles related to the imperial clan]. Book of Han (in Chinese). Volume 14. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  2. ^ Sima Guang. "漢紀" [Han Annals]. Zizhi Tongjian (in Chinese). Volume 12. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ Ban Biao; Ban Gu; Ban Zhao. "高五王傳" [Biographies of the five sons of Emperor Gao]. Book of Han (in Chinese). Volume 38. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  4. ^ Sima Guang. "漢紀" [Han Annals]. Zizhi Tongjian (in Chinese). Volume 13. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
Prince Ji of Zhao
 Died: 181 BC
Chinese royalty
New creation Prince of Huaiyang
196 BC – 194 BC
Vacant
Title next held by
Liu Jiang
Preceded by
Liu Ruyi
Prince of Zhao
194 BC – 181 BC
Succeeded by
Liu Hui