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 was born in 442. After Emperor Wencheng became emperor, she became his concubine in 455, carrying the rank of Guiren. In 456, she was made empress.

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

While Lu Zhi never proclaimed herself Empress, many historians recognise her as the first reigning Empress of China. 

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 entered the Forbidden City at the age of 18 and was deeply loved and favored by the Shunzhi Emperor. She was granted the title "Consort Xian" (賢妃) in August 1656. She was further elevated to the status of "Imperial Noble Consort" (皇貴妃) in January 1657. 

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

The daughter of a prominent family of Zhao, she was a concubine of the merchant Lü Buwei, who gave her to his protegé, Prince Yiren of Qin.

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