Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fact of the Day: Jianwen Emperor

Zhu Yunwen was the 2nd Chinese Emperor from the Ming Dynasty, He did not keep his throne for very long. After four years, his uncle ousted him from power and he presumably killed the Jianwen Emperor. His uncle became known as the Yongle Emperor. 

11 comments:

DEZMOND said...

such intrigues! That is why the Ottomans in their empire had a tradition of killing all their cousins and siblings when they ascend to the throne so that only their kids would have the right to rule.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

My goodness..

Emmylou said...

Chinese history is seriously so hard to remember, what with all the dynasties and such. I remember as a little girl in the Philippines (before we came to Canada) when we had to memorize these stuff!

DVArtist said...

I truly do love the historical tidbits you post. Well done.

Sakuranko said...

Poor emperor probably killed by is own uncle~ That is sad
xx

Pat Hatt said...

One reason not to have any family if you are the emperor

Christine said...

Wow talk about family squabbles.

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stephen Hayes said...

I have a hard time keeping a mental timeline for these Chinese Emperors.

Huggybear said...

They were great intriguers and still are.
Looping off opposition was just like swatting
pesty flies away.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Martha said...

That is really tragic