Zhu of Xia
Zhu (Chinese: 杼, also 予, 宁, 佇, or 宇, but read "Zhù" according to Sima Zhen) was the seventh ruler of the semi-legendary Xia dynasty who took the throne in the year of ji si (己巳) and lived in Yuan (now Jiyuan). His father was King Shao Kang and his mother was a daughter of the Chief of Northern Tribe.
|King of China|
|Issue||Huai of Xia|
|Mother||Daughter of the Chief of Northern Tribe|
In the fifth year of his regime he moved his capital from Yuan to Laoqiu (now Kaifeng); in the eighth year he hunted in the East China Sea and invaded Sanshou; in the thirteenth year his Shang vassal Ming died at He. He was also the inventor of armor in Chinese history.
He died in the seventeenth year of his reign. His successor was his son Huai.