Wei (Western): Emperors: 532-557 - Archontology.org

Wei (Western): Emperors: 532-557

The record includes the emperors of the western part of the empire of Wei (historically known as "Western Wei"). Each ruler is recorded under the following protocol: 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: Yuán () [532-554]; Tuòbá (拓跋) [554-557] [1]
Huángdì (皇帝)
13 Jun 532 - 3 Feb 535 Yuán Xiū (元修) [2]
  courtesy name: Xiàozé (孝則)
  posthumous name: Xiào wǔ huángdì (孝武皇帝) [535]
  common reference (byname): Chūdì (出帝) [3]
   
18 Feb 535 - 28 Mar 551 Yuán Bǎojù (元寶炬)
  posthumous name: Wén huángdì (文皇帝) [551]
   
Mar/Apr 551 - Feb/Mar 554 Yuán Qīn (元欽) [4]
  common reference (byname): Fèidì (廢帝) [5]
   
Feb/Mar 554 - 14 Feb 557 Yuán Kuò (元廓); Tuòbá Kuò (拓跋廓) [554] [6]
  common reference (byname): Gōng huángdì (恭皇帝) [7]

[1] Family name (shì | ) was changed to Tuòbá (拓跋) in 554.
[2] Acceded in Luoyang. On 21 Aug 534 he abandoned the capital and fled to Chang'an (modern Xi'an, Shaanxi province) where he continued to rule over the western part of the empire of Wei.
[3] The epithet Chūdì (出帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "exiled (expelled) emperor".
[4] Acceded to the throne in the third month of the lunar year (23 Mar 551 - 20 Apr 551); deposed in the first month of the lunar year (18 Feb 554 - 18 Mar 554).
[5] The epithet Fèidì (廢帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "deposed emperor".
[6] Acceded to the throne in the first month of the lunar year (18 Feb 554 - 18 Mar 554).
[7] The epithet Gōng huángdì (恭皇帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "respectful emperor".
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