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Prince of Fu (Chinese: 福王), was a first-rank princely peerage used during Ming dynasty, this peerage title was created by Wanli Emperor. The first Prince of Fu was Zhu Changxun, 3rd son of Wanli Emperor. This peerage had 2 cadet commandery princely peerages, all of these second-rank peerages had not inherited. The first Southern Ming emperor, Zhu Yousong (Hongguang Emperor) was the last title holder of this peerage.

Prince of Fu
Creation date1601
MonarchWanli Emperor
Peerage1st-rank princely peerage for imperial son of Ming Dynasty
First holderZhu Changxun, Prince Zhong
Last holderZhu Yousong (the 2nd prince)
StatusExtinct
Extinction date1644 (absorbed into the crown)
Seat(s)Luoyang

Generation name / poemEdit

As members of this peerage was descentants of Yongle Emperor, their generation poem was:-

This peerage used the poem until You (由) generation.

MembersEdit

  • Zhu Changxun (1st), Wanli Emperor's 7th son. He granted and held the title of Prince of Fu in 1601. He took his fief in 1614. He was killed in 1641. Full posthumous name: Prince Zhong of Fu (福忠王)
    • 1st son: Zhu Yousong (2nd), initially held the title of a commandery prince under the title Comm. Prince of Dechang (德昌郡王). He succeeded and held the title of Prince of Fu from 1643 to 1644. He ascended the throne in 1644 as Southern Ming emperor in 1644.
    • 2nd son: Zhu Youju (朱由榘; born 26 Jul 1609), held the title of a commandery prince under the title Comm. Prince Yingshang (潁上郡王) from 1617 to 1643. He was posthumously bestowed under the posthumous title ""Prince Chong of Ying" (潁沖王).
    • 3rd son: Zhu Youhua (朱由樺), he held the title of his eldest brother, Comm. Prince of Dechang. He was posthumously bestowed under the title "Prince Huai of De" (德懷王).