Cao Wei: Emperors: 220-266 - Archontology.org

Cao Wei: Emperors: 220-266

Each ruler is recorded under the following protocol: temple name (miàohào | 廟號) || personal name (míng | ), considered tabooed (huì | ) upon accession; courtesy name (zì | ); posthumous name (shì | ). The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling House: Cáo ()
Huángdì (皇帝)
10 (or 11) Dec 220 - 29 Jun 226 Gāozǔ (高祖) || Cáo Pī (曹丕) [1]
  courtesy name: Zǐhuán (子桓)
  posthumous name: Wén huángdì (文皇帝)
   
29 Jun 226 - 22 Jan 239 Lièzǔ (烈祖) [239] || Cáo Ruì (曹叡)
  courtesy name: Yuánzhòng (元仲)
  posthumous name: Míng huángdì (文皇帝) [239]
   
22 Jan 239 - 17 Oct 254 no temple name bestowed || Cáo Fāng (曹芳) [2]
  courtesy name: Lánqīng (蘭卿)
  posthumous name: Lì gōng (厲公) [274]
   
2 Nov 254 - 2 Jun 260 no temple name bestowed || Cáo Máo (曹髦)
  courtesy name: Yànshì (彥士)
   
27 Jun 260 - 4 Feb 266 no temple name bestowed || Cáo Huàn (曹奐) [3]
  courtesy name: Jǐngmíng (景明)
  posthumous name: Yuán huángdì (元皇帝) [302]

[1] According to Records of the Three States, ch. 2, the ceremony of accession of Cáo Pī took place on 10 Dec 220. Annotations to Records of the Three States, citing a work known as Biography of the Xian Emperor (Xiàn dì zhuàn | 獻帝傳) dates the ceremony to 11 Dec 220. The same date is cited in Zīzhì Tòngjiàn, ch. 69.
[2] Deposed and demoted to prince: Qí wáng (齊王) [title held before accession]; demoted to duke: Shàolíng xiàngōng (邵陵縣公) [conferred by the ruler of Jin, 266].
[3] Abdicated and was demoted to prince: Chénliú wáng (陳留王) [conferred by the ruler of Jin, 266].
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