Marquess Ai of Han
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Marquess Ai of Han (Chinese: 韩哀侯; pinyin: Hán Āihóu) (died 374 BC), ancestral name Jì (姬), clan name Hán (韩), personal name unknown, was the ruler of the State of Han between 376 BC and until his death in 374 BC. He was the son of Marquess Wen of Han.
|Marquess Ai of Han|
|Marquess of Han|
|Reign||376 BC - 374 BC|
|Father||Marquess Wen of Han|
The following year, after two unsuccessful invasions, Han annexed Zheng. It then moved the capital to Xinzheng (a city in Henan). At this time, its territory contains south-eastern part of Shanxi and central part of Henan.
According to "Zizhi Tongjian", Marquess Ai appointed Gui Han to be the Prime Minister, but was much closer to Minister Sui Yan. They were archenemies of each other. In 374 BC, Minister Han plotted to assassinate Yan at the court. Han walked to Ai, who then hugged him. As a result, both were killed by the assassin.
The succession then passed to Marquess Gong, son of Ai. He later moved the capital back to Yangzhai.
- SIma, Guang (1084). Zizhi Tongjian. China. pp. Volume 1.
- Sima, Qian; Sima, Tan. Records of the Grand Historian. pp. Volume 45.
Marquess Wen of Han
| Marquess of Han
376 BC – 374 BC
Marquess Gong of Han