Northern Qi: Emperors: 550-577 - Archontology.org

Northern Qi: Emperors: 550-577

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 House: Gāo ()
Huángdì (皇帝)
9 Jun 550 - 25 Nov 559 Wēizōng (威宗) [560] || Gāo Yáng (高洋)
  courtesy name: Zǐjìn (子進)
  posthumous name: Wén xuān huángdì (文宣皇帝) [560]; Xiǎn zǔ wén xuān huángdì (顯祖文宣皇帝) [570]
   
4 Dec 559 - 8 Sep 560 no temple name bestowed || Gāo Yīn (高殷) [1]
  childhood name: Dàoren (道人)
  courtesy name: Zhèngdào (正道)
  posthumous name: Mǐn dào wáng (閔悼王) [562]
  common reference (byname): Fèidì (廢帝) [2]
   
8 Sep 560 - 24 Nov 561 no temple name bestowed || Gāo Yǎn (高演)
  courtesy name: Yán'ān (延安)
  posthumous name: Xiào zhāo huángdì (孝昭皇帝) [562]
   
3 Dec 561 - 8 Jun 565 Shìzǔ (世祖) [569] || Gāo Zhàn (高湛) [3]
  posthumous name: Wǔ chéng huángdì (武成皇帝) [569]
   
8 Jun 565 - on or after 24 Jan 577 no temple name bestowed || Gāo Wěi (高緯) [4][5][6][7]
  courtesy name: Réngāng (仁綱)
  common reference (byname): Hòuzhǔ (後主) [8]
   
4 Feb 577 - 22 Feb 577 no temple name bestowed || Gāo Héng (高恒/高恆) [9]
  common reference (byname): Yòuzhǔ (幼主) [10]

[1] Deposed and demoted to prince: Jǐnán wáng (濟南王) [560].
[2] The epithet Fèidì (廢帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "deposed emperor".
[3] Honorific title (after abdication): Tài shàng huángdì (太上皇帝) [565].
[4] Honorific title (after abdication): Tài shàng huángdì (太上皇帝) [577].
[5] Huángdì (皇帝) (in dissidence) *
  18 Jan 577 - 21 Jan 577 no temple name bestowed || Gāo Yánzōng (高延宗)
  * Gāo Yánzōng, holding the title of Āndé wáng (安德王), was proclaimed emperor in Jinyang after the incumbent (Gāo Wěi) had abandoned the city (17 Jan 577). Yánzōng was captured by the army of Northern Zhou after a military defeat (21 Jan 577).
[6] Gāo Wěi, who had arrived to the capital, Ye (20 Jan 577), began to discuss the abdication (24 Jan 577) in favour of his son, the crown prince Gāo Héng, but apparently continued to reign until the latter's accession. Neither Book of Northern Qi, ch. 8, nor History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 8, provide the exact date of abdication of Gāo Wěi.
[7] Nobility title (after relinquishing imperial dignity): Wēnguó gōng (溫國公) [conferred by the ruler of Northern Zhou, 577].
[8] The epithet Hòuzhǔ (後主), used by historians, is the term meaning "later lord".
[9] After the capture of the capital, Ye, by the army of Northern Zhou (22 Feb 577) the former emperor (Gāo Wěi) issued an edict (24 Feb 577 ) on behalf of the incumbent (Gāo Héng), who was a minor, passing the throne to Gāo Jiē (高湝), holding the title of Rènchéng wáng (任城王), but the edict was never implemented as it failed to reach the named successor.
[10] The epithet Yòuzhǔ (幼主), used by historians, is the term meaning "young lord".
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