Later Tang: Emperors: 923-937 - Archontology.org

Later Tang: Emperors: 923-937

Each ruler is recorded under the following protocol: temple name (miàohào | 廟號) || personal name (míng | ), considered tabooed (huì | ) upon accession; posthumous name (shì | ). The courtesy name (zì | ) is included where applicable. The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling House: Lǐ ()
Huángdì (皇帝)
13 May 923 - 15 May 926 Zhuāngzōng (莊宗) [926] || Lǐ Cúnxù (李存勖) (alternative spelling of : )
  posthumous names: Guāng shèng shén mǐn xiào huángdì (光聖神閔孝皇帝) [926]
   
3 Jun 926 - 15 Dec 933 Míngzōng (明宗) [934] || Lǐ Sìyuán (李嗣源); Lǐ Dǎn (李亶) [927] [1]
  posthumous names: Shèng zhì rén dé qīn xiào huángdì (聖智仁德欽孝皇帝) [934]; Shèng dé hé wǔ qīn xiào huángdì (聖德和武欽孝皇帝) [934]
   
20 Dec 933 - 19 May 934 no temple name bestowed || Lǐ Cónghòu (李從厚) (alternative reading of : Zòng) [2]
  courtesy name: Púsànú (菩薩奴)
  posthumous names: Mǐn wáng (閔王); Mǐn huángdì (閔皇帝) (alternative spelling of : )
   
21 May 934 - 11 Jan 937 no temple name bestowed || Lǐ Cóngkē (李從珂) [894] (alternative reading of : Zòng) [3]
  common reference (bynames): Fèidì (廢帝); Mòdì (末帝) [4]
   

[1] Personal name of Turkic (Shatuo) origin as rendered in Chinese: Miǎojíliè (邈佶烈). He was adopted by the father of the future emperor Zhuāngzōng (莊宗) and was given the name of Sìyuán (嗣源).
[2] Deposed and demoted to prince: È wáng (鄂王) [934].
[3] Original surname: Wáng (). Personal name of Turkic (Shatuo) origin as rendered in Chinese: Èrshísān (二十三) or Āsān (阿三). He was adopted by the future emperor Míngzōng (明宗) and was given the name of Cóngkē (從珂).
[4] The epithets Fèidì (廢帝) and Mòdì (末帝), used by historians, are the terms meaning "dethroned emperor" and "last emperor" respectively.
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