Empress Zhenge (Mongolian: Жэнгэ хатан, Chinese: 真哥, died 1327) was an Empress consort of the Yuan dynasty, married to Külüg Khan (Emperor Wuzong). She was daughter of Bengbula[1] and granddaughter of Tuolian, both notable commanders from Khongirad tribe.[2] Her aunt Tegülün Khatun was married to Kublai. She had a brother called Maizhuhan. She was created empress by Külüg in 1310.[3] She had no children and left the palace in 1313 to become a bhikkuni. She died in November 1327 and was interred together with her late husband.[4] She was posthumously given name Empress Xuān Cí Huì Shèng (Chinese: 宣慈惠圣皇后; lit. 'Kind, virtuous and holy empress') by Yesün Temür.

Zhenge
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Empress of China and Khatun of Mongols
Tenure1310-1311
PredecessorEmpress Bulugan
SuccessorEmpress Radnashiri
DiedNovember 1327
SpouseKülüg Khan
Posthumous name
Empress Xuān Cí Huì Shèng 宣慈惠圣皇后
HouseKhongirad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhao 2008, p. 108.
  2. ^ Zhao 2008, p. 105.
  3. ^ Zhao 2008, p. 244.
  4. ^ Zhao 2008, p. 245.

SourcesEdit

  • Zhao, George Qingzhi (2008), Marriage as Political Strategy and Cultural Expression: Mongolian Royal Marriages from World Empire to Yuan Dynasty, Peter Lang, ISBN 1433102757
Chinese royalty
Preceded by Empress of the Yuan dynasty
1310–1311
Succeeded by