Prince Jingjin

Prince Jingjin of the First Rank, or simply Prince Jingjin, was the title of a princely peerage used in China during the Manchu-led Qing dynasty (1644–1912).

Prince Jingjin of the First Rank
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese和碩敬謹親王
Simplified Chinese和硕敬谨亲王
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᡥᠣᡧᠣᡳ
ᡴᠣᠪᡨᠣᠩᡤᠣ
ᠴᡳᠨ ᠸᠠᠩ
Romanizationhošoi kobtonggo cin wang

The first bearer of the title was Nikan (1610–1652), the third son of Cuyen and a grandson of Nurhaci (the founder of the Qing dynasty). In 1648, Nikan was granted the title "Prince Jingjin of the Second Rank" by the Shunzhi Emperor. One year later, Nikan was promoted to "Prince Jingjin of the First Rank". In 1669, Lanbu (1642–1679), the third holder of the Prince Jingjin title, was demoted by the Kangxi Emperor from a qinwang (first-rank prince) to a feng'en zhenguo gong. The peerage de facto ended in 1680 when the Kangxi Emperor ordered Lanbu to be posthumously removed from the peerage.

Members of the Prince Jingjin peerageEdit

  • Nikan (尼堪; 1610–1652), Cuyen's third son, held the title Prince Jingjin of the First Rank from 1649 to 1652, posthumously honoured as Prince Jingjinzhuang of the First Rank (敬謹莊親王)
    • Nisiha (尼思哈; died 1660), Nikan's second son, held the title Prince Jingjin of the First Rank from 1653 to 1660, posthumously honoured as Prince Jingjindao of the First Rank (敬謹悼親王)
    • Lanbu (蘭布; 1642–1679), Nikan's eldest son, held the title Prince Jingjin of the First Rank from 1668 to 1669, demoted to a feng'en zhenguo gong in 1669, posthumously stripped of his title in 1680

Family treeEdit

Nurhaci
努爾哈赤
(1559–1626)
Cuyen
褚英
(1580–1615)
Guanglue Beile
廣略貝勒
Huangtaiji
皇太極
(1592–1643)
Nikan
尼堪
(1610–1652)
Prince Jingjinzhuang
敬謹莊親王
(1649–1652)
Qing dynasty emperors
Lanbu
蘭布
(1642–1679)
Prince Jingjin
敬謹親王
(1668–1669)
Nisiha
尼思哈
(d. 1660)
Prince Jingjindao
敬謹悼親王
(1653–1660)
Laishi
賴士
Feng'en Fuguo Gong
奉恩輔國公

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Zhao, Erxun (1928). Draft History of Qing (Qing Shi Gao). Volume 216. China. |volume= has extra text (help)