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Xiāo’áo (Chinese: 霄敖, died 758 BC) was from 763 to 758 BC the monarch of the state of Chu during the early Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Kan (Chinese: 熊坎) and Xiao'ao was his posthumous title.[1]

Xiong Kan
Viscount of Chu
Reign763–758 BC
Full name
Posthumous name

Like other early Chu rulers, Xiao'ao held the hereditary noble rank of viscount that was first granted to his ancestor Xiong Yi by King Cheng of Zhou.[1]

Xiao'ao succeeded his father Ruo'ao, who died in 764 BC. After a six-year reign he was succeeded by his son Fenmao.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012.
 Died: 758 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Viscount of Chu
763–758 BC
Succeeded by