The Northern Yan (Chinese: 北燕; pinyin: Bĕi Yān; 407 or 409–436), also known in some historical texts as the Eastern Yan (simplified Chinese: 东燕; traditional Chinese: 東燕; pinyin: Dōng Yān), was a dynastic state during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in northern China. Some historians consider Gao Yun, a member of the Goguryeo royal family, to be the first Northern Yan monarch, while others consider Feng Ba of Han Chinese ethnicity to be the founder.
Northern Yan (北燕)
Northern Yan in early 420s.
|15 September 407 407|
• Feng Ba's claiming of the throne
|6 November 409|
|4 June 436 436|
• Feng Hong's death
|Today part of||China|
All rulers of the Northern Yan declared themselves "emperors".
Rulers of the Northern YanEdit
|Temple name||Posthumous name||Personal name||Durations of reign||Era name|
|Unknown||Huiyi (惠懿)||Murong Yun1
or Gao Yun1
|407–409||Zhengshi (正始) 407–409|
|Taizu (太祖)||Wencheng (文成)||Feng Ba||409–430||Taiping (太平) 409–430|
|–||Zhaocheng (昭成)||Feng Hong||430–436||Daxing (大興) 431–436|
|1 The family name of Gao Yun was changed to Murong when he was adopted by the Murong. If Gao Yun was counted as a ruler of the Later Yan, the Northern Yan would begin in 409. It started in 407 otherwise.|