Xiao Yanyan

Xiao Yanyan (蕭燕燕; 953–1009) was a Khitan empress of imperial China's Liao dynasty. Her Chinese name was Xiao Chuo (蕭綽). She married Emperor Jingzong of Liao. At his death in 982, she became regent for...

Empress Feng- Bringing Han Traditions into Northern Wei Dynasty

Empress Feng (馮皇后) (442–490), formally Empress Wenming (文明皇后, literally "the civil and understanding empress") was an empress of the Chinese/Xianbei dynasty Northern Wei. Her husband was Emperor Wencheng. Empress Feng (442-490) formally Empress Wenming...

Wei Zifu

Wei Zifu (卫子夫), She was the second wife of the famous Emperor Wu and his spouse of 49 years, and stayed as his empress for 38 years, the...

Empress Lü -China’s first reigning Empress

Lü Zhi (吕雉, 241–180 BC), commonly known as Empress Lü (吕后), and Empress Dowager Lü (吕太后),was the empress consort of Emperor Gaozu, Liu Bang's wife and the first empress of the Han Dynasty. In...

Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang

Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang (孝庄文皇后,28 March 1613 – 27 January 1688)was a consort of Hong Taiji, the second ruler of the Manchu Qing dynasty. She was a descendant of...

Consort Donggo

Consort Donggo (1639 – 23 September 1660) was a concubine of the Shunzhi Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Consort Donggo was born in the Manchu Donggo (董鄂) clan, which was under...

Empress Dugu: Influential Figure in the Imperial Palace

Empress Dugu Qieluo (独孤伽罗,544-602), formally Empress Xian (literary meaning "the wise empress"), was an empress of the Sui Dynasty (581-618). She was the wife...

Empress Yin Lihua

Yin Lihua (陰麗華; 5–64 AD), formally Empress Guanglie (光烈皇后, literally, "the rebuilding and achieving empress"), was an empress during the Eastern Han Dynasty. She was the second empress of her...

Lady Zhen

Lady Zhen (甄夫人,26 January 183 – 4 August 221), personal name unknown, was the first wife of Cao Pi, the first ruler of the state of Cao Wei in...

Queen Dowager Zhao

Zhao Ji (趙姬; literally: "Consort Zhao"; c. 280–228 BC) was the wife of King Zhuangxiang of Qin and the mother of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Upon her...

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