Wei: Polity Style: 386-557 - Archontology.org

Wei: Polity Style: 386-557

20 Feb 386 Tuòbá Guī (拓跋珪) acceded to the throne as Dài wáng (代王) (Book of Wei, ch. 2; History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 1) [1]
20 Feb 386 - May/Jun 386 Dài () | Dai
May/Jun 386 Tuòbá Guī (拓跋珪) changed his title to Wèi wáng (魏王) (Book of Wei, ch. 2; History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 1) [2]
May/Jun 386 - 14 Feb 557 Wèi () | Wei
15 Jul 398 name of the state (Wèi | ) is confirmed in accordance with a royal edict (Book of Wei, ch. 2; History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 1)
24 Jan 399 Tuòbá Guī (拓跋珪), holding the title of Wèi wáng (魏王), acceded to the imperial throne (Book of Wei, ch. 2; History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 1)
21 Aug 534 emperor Yuán Xiū (元修) abandoned the capital, Luoyang (21 Aug 534), and eventually established his court in Chang'an (modern Xi'an, Shaanxi province) (Jan/Feb 535) where he and his successors continued to rule over the western part of the empire of Wei (historically known as "Western Wei") (Book of Wei, ch. 11)
18 Nov 534 emperor Yuán Shànjiàn (元善見), who had acceded in Luoyang (8 Nov 534), moved the capital to Ye (in modern Handan, Hebei province) where he continued to rule over the eastern part of the empire of Wei (historically known as "Eastern Wei") (Book of Wei, ch. 12, History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 5)
7 Jun 550 emperor of Eastern Wei abdicated the throne in favour of Gāo Yáng (高洋), holding the title of Qí jùnwáng (齊郡王), who acceded as the first emperor of Northern Qi on 9 Jun 550 (History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 5)
14 Feb 557 emperor of Western Wei abdicated the throne in favour of Yǔwén Jué (宇文覺), holding the title of Zhōu gōng (周公), who acceded as the first emperor of Northern Zhou on 15 Feb 557 (History of the Northern Dynasties, ch. 5)

[1] Acceded as a ruler of the restored kingdom of Dai which existed between 315 and 376 as a vassal state of Jin.
[2] The change of the title occurred in the fourth month of the lunar year (15 May 386 - 12 Jun 386).
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