Southern Song: Emperors: 420-479 - Archontology.org

Southern Song: Emperors: 420-479

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 name (xiǎomíng | 小名) and/or courtesy name (zì | ) are included where applicable. The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling House: Liú ()
Huángdì (皇帝)
10 Jul 420 - 26 Jun 422 Gāozǔ (高祖) [422] || Liú Yù (劉裕)
  childhood name: Jìnú (寄奴)
  courtesy name: Déyú (德輿)
  posthumous name: Wǔ huángdì (武皇帝) [422]
   
26 Jun 422 - 7 Jul 424 no temple name bestowed || Liú Yìfú (劉義符) [1]
  childhood name: Chēbīng (車兵)
  common reference (byname): Shàodì (少帝) [2]
   
17 Sep 424 - 16 Mar 453 Tàizǔ (太祖) [453]; Zhōngzōng (中宗) [453] || Liú Yìlóng (劉義隆)
  childhood name: Chēér (車兒)
  posthumous name: Jǐng huángdì (景皇帝) [453]; Wén huángdì (文皇帝) [453]
   
16 Mar 453 - 20 May 453 no temple name bestowed || Liú Shào (劉劭) [3]
  courtesy name: Xiūyuǎn (休遠)
   
20 May 453 - 12 Jul 464 Shìzǔ (世祖) [464] || Liú Jùn (劉駿)
  childhood name: Dàomín or Dàorén (道民 or 道人)
  courtesy name: Xiūlóng (休龍)
  posthumous name: Xiào wǔ huángdì (孝武皇帝) [464]
   
12 Jul 464 - 1 Jan 466 no temple name bestowed || Liú Zǐyè (劉子業)
  childhood name: Fǎshī (法師)
  common reference (byname): Qián fèidì (前廢帝) [4]
   
9 Jan 466 - 10 May 472 Tàizōng (太宗) [479] || Liú Yù (劉彧)
  childhood name: Róngqī (榮期)
  courtesy name: Xiūbǐng or Xiūjǐng (休炳 or 休景)
  posthumous name: Míng huángdì (明皇帝) [479]
   
11 May 472 - 1 Aug 477 no temple name bestowed || Liú Yù (劉昱) [467]
  childhood name: Huìzhèn (慧震)
  courtesy name: Déróng (德融)
  common reference (byname): Hòu fèidì (後廢帝) [5][6]
   
5 Aug 477 - 27 May 479 no temple name bestowed || Liú Zhǔn (劉準)
  childhood name: Zhìguān (智觀)
  courtesy name: Zhòngmóu (仲謀)
  posthumous name: Shùn [huáng] dì (順[皇]帝) [479?] [7]

[1] Deposed and demoted to prince: Yíngyáng wáng (營陽王) [424]
[2] The epithet Shǎodì (少帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "little (or inadequate) emperor".
[3] The reign of Liú Shào (劉劭) came to an end during the siege of the imperial palace by the forces of Liú Jùn (劉駿) who acceded to the throne on 20 May 453. The palace fell on 27 May 453, Liú Shào was captured and executed.
[4] The epithet Qián fèidì (前廢帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "the former deposed emperor".
[5] The epithet Hòu fèidì (後廢帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "the latter deposed emperor".
[6] Posthumously demoted to prince: Cāngwú jùnwáng (蒼梧郡王) [477].
[7] Nobility title (after relinquishing imperial dignity): Rǔyīn wáng (汝陰王) [479] (conferred by the ruler of Southern Qi).
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