King Zhending of Zhou

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King Zhending of Zhou
King of China
Reign468–441 BC
PredecessorKing Yuan of Zhou
SuccessorKing Ai of Zhou
Died441 BC
IssueKing Ai of Zhou
King Si of Zhou
King Kao of Zhou
Duke Huan of Western Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Jiè (介)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Yuan of Zhou[1]

King Zhending of Zhou (Chinese: 周貞定王; pinyin: Zhōu Zhēndìng Wáng), or King Chenting of Chou,[2] was the twenty-eighth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty[3] and the sixteenth of Eastern Zhou.[4][5]

Famous philosopher Mozi was born between the reigns of King Jing and King Zhending of the Zhou Dynasty.[6]

Zhending had four sons.


  • Parents:
  • Concubines:
    • The mother of Princes Wei and Jie
  • Sons:
    • First son, Prince Quji (王子去疾; d. 441 BC), ruled as King Ai of Zhou in 441 BC
    • Prince Shuxi (王子叔襲; d. 441 BC), ruled as King Si of Zhou in 441 BC
    • Prince Wei (王子嵬; d. 426 BC), ruled as King Kao of Zhou from 440–426 BC
    • Prince Jie (王子揭; d. 415 BC), ruled as Duke Huan of Western Zhou (西周桓公) from 440–415 BC

See also[edit]

  1. Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors


  1. ^ A Journey Into China's Antiquity: Palaeolithic Age, Low Neolithic Age, Upper Neolithic Age, Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Western Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period
  2. ^ Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies. "It is just as the Qing Dynasty scholar Gu Yanwu pointed out about the 133-year period between year two of the reign of King Zhending of Zhou (467 b.c.e.) and year thirty-five of the reign of King Xian of Zhou (334 b.c.e.)."
  3. ^ Problems of chronology and eschatology: four lectures on the Essay on Buddhism by Tominaga Nakamoto (1715-1746)
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  5. ^ Phương Thi Danh, Niên biểu lịch sử Trung Quốc
  6. ^ Wu Leichuan: a Confucian-Christian in republican China.
King Zhending of Zhou
 Died: 441 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Yuan of Zhou
King of China
468–441 BC
Succeeded by
King Ai of Zhou