King Yuan of Zhou

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King Yuan of Zhou
King of China
Reign476–469 BC
PredecessorKing Jìng of Zhou
SuccessorKing Zhending of Zhou
Died469 BC
IssueKing Zhending of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Rén (仁)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Jìng of Zhou[1]

King Yuan of Zhou (Chinese: 周元王; pinyin: Zhōu Yuán Wáng,[2]) personal name Ji Ren, was the twenty-seventh king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the fifteenth of Eastern Zhou.[3] His son was his successor, King Zhending of Zhou.


See also[edit]


  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. ^ Xuetong Yan: Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power. The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. See this page.
  3. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
King Yuan of Zhou
 Died: 469 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Jìng of Zhou
King of China
476–469 BC
Succeeded by
King Zhending of Zhou