Liang: Emperors: 502-557 - Archontology.org

Liang: Emperors: 502-557

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 childhood courtesy name (xiǎozì | 小字) and/or courtesy name (zì | ) are included where applicable. The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling Houses: Xiāo (): 502-552, 552-557; Hóu (): 552
Huángdì (皇帝)
30 Apr 502 - 12 Jun 549 Gāozǔ (高祖) [549] || Xiāo Yǎn (蕭衍)
  childhood courtesy name: Liànér (練兒)
  courtesy name: Shūdá (叔達)
  posthumous name: Wǔ huángdì (武皇帝) [549]
   
7 Jul 549 - 2 Oct 551 Gāozōng (高宗) [551]; Tàizōng (太宗) [552] || Xiāo Gāng (蕭綱) [1]
  childhood courtesy name: Liùtōng (六通)
  courtesy name: Shìzuǎn (世纘)
  posthumous names: Míng huángdì (明皇帝) [551]; Jiǎn wén huángdì (簡文皇帝) [552]
   
2 Oct 551 - 1 Jan 552 no temple name bestowed || Xiāo Dòng (蕭棟) [2]
  courtesy name: Yuánjí (元吉)
   
1 Jan 552 - 28 Apr 552 no temple name bestowed || Hóu Jǐng (侯景) [3]
  courtesy name: Wànjǐng (萬景)
   
13 Dec 552 - 7 Jan 555 Shìzǔ (世祖) [555] || Xiāo Yì (蕭繹) [4]
  childhood courtesy name: Qīfú (七符)
  courtesy name: Shìchéng (世誠)
  posthumous name: Xiào yuán huángdì (孝元皇帝) [555]
   
1 Jul 555 - 29 Oct 555 no temple name bestowed || Xiāo Yuānmíng or Xiāo Shēnmíng (蕭淵明 or 蕭深明) [5][6]
  courtesy name: Jìngtōng (靖通)
  posthumous name: Mǐn huángdì (閔皇帝)
   
29 Oct 555 - 12 Nov 557 no temple name bestowed || Xiāo Fāngzhì (蕭方智) [7]
  childhood courtesy name: Fǎzhēn (法真)
  courtesy name: Huìxiàng (慧相)
  posthumous name: Jìng huángdì ([皇帝])
   

[1] Deposed and demoted to prince: Jìnān wáng (晉安王) [551].
[2] Abdicated and demoted to prince: Huáiyīn wáng (淮陰王) [552].
[3] Abandoned the capital, Jiangling, and fled to the east, reaching the territory of the modern province of Jiangsu where he was murdered (26 May 552).
[4] Shìzǔ was captured by the forces of Western Wei after the fall of Jiangling (7 Jan 555) and murdered shortly after (27 Jan 555).
[5] Xiāo Yuānmíng was de facto deposed on 27 Oct 555; formal abdication was proclaimed on 29 Oct 555.
[6] Abdicated and demoted to duke: Jiàn'ān jùngōng (建安郡公) [555].
[7] Abdicated and demoted to prince: Jiāngyīn wáng (江陰王) [557].
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