Yelü Zhimo (Chinese: 耶律只没; ? — 983), also known by his title the King of Ning (宁王), was an imperial prince of the Liao dynasty. He was granted as the King of Ning during the reign of Emperor Muzong of Liao.[1] He was the third son of Emperor Shizong by Empress Zhen.[2] His mother was the only Han Empress Consort in Liao's history. He was half younger brother of Emperor Jingzong. Zhimo has an affair with one of Yelü Jing's maid and after it was discovered by Jing own, he lost one of his eye to protect his lover and then become half blind, also sentenced to imperial punishment and became an eunuch. After his wife death, he started live alone in his Mansion and became a Buddhist monk.[3][4]

Yelü Zhimo
King of Ning
SpouseQueen of Ning
FatherEmperor Shizong
Mother Empress Zhen

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ 柏杨 (1986). 中国帝王皇后亲王公主世系录 (in Chinese). 中国友誼出版公司.
  2. ^ 萧太后评传 (in Chinese). 四川大学出版社. 2000. ISBN 978-7-5614-1927-4.
  3. ^ 二十六史精华: 辽史 (in Chinese). 北方妇女儿童出版社. 1996.
  4. ^ 邊疆論文集 (in Chinese). 國防研究院, 中華大典編印會合作. 1966.