Zhao Tingmei

Zhao Tingmei (趙廷美; 947–984), formally known as Prince Fudao (涪悼王), was an imperial prince of the Song Dynasty. He was the younger half-brother of Zhao Kuangyin and Zhao Jiong.

Zhao Tingmei
Prince Fudao (涪悼王)
Died984 984 (aged 36–37)
Present-day Fang County, Hubei Province, China
Xinfeng, Lingtouxiang
IssueZhao Degong
Zhao Delong
Zhao Deyi
Zhao Deyong
Zhao Dejun
Zhao Deqing
Zhao Derun
Zhao Dewen
Zhao Deyuan
Zhao Decun
Princess Zhangqing
Princess Chengqing
Princess Leping
Princess Daning
Princess Yunyang
Posthumous name
Prince of Qin (秦王)
HouseHouse of Zhao
FatherZhao Hongyin
MotherLady Geng


Zhao Tingmei is the fourth son of Zhao Hongyin born by his concubine, Lady Geng.[1]

Zhao Tingmei was originally the Prince of Qi (齐王), and he served as the governor of Kaifeng and the commander of Zhongshu. In 979, he was named Prince of Qin (秦王). In September 981, the Beijing envoy Chai Yuxi accused Zhao Tingmei of being arrogant, and Zhao Pu also instructed Li Fu, who was in charge of the Kaifeng government, to falsely accuse Zhao Tingmei. Zhao Tingmei was exiled to Xijing was downgraded to Duke Xian of Fuling (涪陵县公).[2]

In 984, Zhao Tingmei went to Fangzhou, and died because of anxiety. He was thirty-eight years old. Song Zhenzong restored Zhao Tingmei 's title of Prince of Qin, and Song Huizong posthumously named Zhao Tingmei the Prince of Wei.[3]



  • Father: Zhao Hongyin (趙弘殷, 899 – 3 September 956), Emperor Zhaowu (昭武皇帝)
  • Mother: Lady, of the Geng clan (陳夫人 耿氏)[4]

Consorts and their respective issue(s):

  • Madame of Chu State, of the Zhang clan (楚國夫人张氏, 948-1022), daughter of Zhang Lingduo (张令铎)
    • Zhao Degong, Prince Cihui of Gaomi (高密慈惠郡王 趙德恭, 962-1006), first son
    • Zhao Delong, Prince Gongsu of Guangpin (廣平恭肅郡王 趙德隆, 964 – 13 February 986), second son
    • Zhao Deyi, Prince Anjian of Yingchun (潁川安簡郡王 趙德彝, 968 – 9 May 1015) , third son
    • Zhao Deyong, Prince Kangjian of Guangling (廣陵康簡郡王 趙德雍, d. 1017), fourth son
    • Zhao Dejun,Duke of Yun State (鄖國公 趙德鈞), d.27 January 1007), fifth son
    • Zhao Deqing, Duke of Jiang State (江國公趙德欽, 974 – 7 July 1004), sixth son
    • Zhao Derun, Duke of Yuan State (原國公趙德潤, d. 3 April 1003), seventh son
    • Zhao Dewen, Prince Gongyu of Shen (申恭裕王 趙德文, 975 – 1046), eight son
    • Zhao Deyuan, Marquis of Guzang (姑臧侯 趙德愿, 976 – 25 April 999), ninth son
    • Zhao Decun, Duke of Ji State (紀國公 趙德存, 982 – 7 July 1011), tenth son
  • Madame of Changyang County, of the Pan clan (昌阳郡夫人潘氏)
  • Madame of Jurong County, of the Sun clan (句容县君孙氏)
  • Unknown:
    • Princess Zhangqing (长清郡主), first daughter
      • married Tian Shouxin (田守信), son of Tian Zhongjin (田重进)
    • Princess Chengqin (承庆郡主), also known as Princess Leping (乐平公主), second daughter
    • Princess Jingping (兴平郡主), also known as Princess Daning (大宁公主), third daughter
      • married Cao Xue (曹珝), son of Cao Bin (曹珝)
    • Princess Yunyang (雲陽公主), fifth daughter
      • married Han Chongye (韓崇業), son of Han Zhongyun (韩重赟)


  1. ^ History of Song, Biography 3
  2. ^ 宋史·列傳第三·宗室一·魏王廷美傳》:五月,貶西京留守判官閻矩為涪州司户參軍,前開封推官孫嶼為融州司户參軍,皆秦王廷美官屬,坐輔導無狀也。   趙普以廷美謫居西洛非便,復教知開封府李符上言:“廷美不悔過,怨望,乞徙遠郡,以防他變。”詔降廷美為涪陵縣公,房州安置。
  3. ^ 宋史·列傳第三·宗室一·魏王廷美傳》:雍熙元年,廷美至房州,因憂悸成疾而卒,年三十八。
  4. ^ 《宋史·列傳第三·宗室一·魏王廷美傳》:太宗從容謂宰相曰:"廷美母陳國夫人耿氏,朕乳母也,後出嫁趙氏,生廷俊。朕以廷美故,令廷俊屬鞬左右,而廷俊泄禁中事於廷美。