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Wu Dynasty 吳 (222-280)

Oct 30, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

The Wu dynasty 吳 (222-280) ruled over one of the Three Kingdoms 三國 (220~280). It was founded by Sun Quan 孫權 (the "Great Emperor" 吳大帝, r. 222-252). The dynasty is also called Sun-Wu 孫吳 in order to avoid confusion with the Zhou-period 周 (11th. cent.-221 BC) regional rulers of Wu 吳 or the small empire of Wu 吳 (902-937), one of the Ten Kingdoms 十國 (902-979).

Wu Empire 吳 (222-280)
Capital: Jianye 建業 (modern Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu)
posthumous title {temple name} personal name reign periods (nianhao 年號)
Wu Dadi 吳大帝 (r. 222-252)
{Wu Taizu 吳太祖}
Sun Quan 孫權 Huangwu 黃武 (222-228)
Huanglong 黃龍 (229-231)
Jiahe 嘉禾 (232-237)
Chiwu 赤烏 (238-250)
Taiyuan 太元 (251)
Shenfeng 神鳳 (252)
Prince of Guiji 會稽王
The Deposed Emperor (Wu Feidi) 吳廢帝 (r. 252-257)
The Young Emperor (Wu Youdi) 吳幼帝
Sun Liang 孫亮 Jianxing 建興 (252-253)
Wufeng 五鳳 (254-255)
Taiping 太平 (256-257)
Wu Jingdi 吳景帝 (r. 258-263) Sun Xiu 孫休 Yong'an 永安 (258-263)
The Last Emperor of the Wu (Wu Modi 吳末帝)
Marquis of Wucheng 烏程侯
Marquis Guiming 歸命侯 (r. 264-280)
Sun Hao 孫皓 Yuanxing 元興 (264)
Ganlu 甘露 (265)
Baoding 寶鼎 (266-268)
Jianheng 建衡 (269-271)
Fenghuang 鳳凰 (272-274)
Tiance 天冊 (275)
Tianxi 天璽 (276)
Tianji 天紀 (277-280)
280 empire of Wu conquered by Jin 晉 (265-420)
Zhonguo lishi da cidian bianzuan weiyuanhui 《中國歷史大辭典》編纂委員會, ed. (2000). Zhongguo lishi da cidian 中國歷史大辭典 (Shanghai: Shanghai cishu chubanshe), Vol.2, 3315-3316.