King Xiang of Zhou

King Xiang of Zhou

King Xiang of Zhou
King of China
Reign 651–619 BC[1]
Predecessor King Hui of Zhou
Successor King Qing of Zhou
Died 619 BC
Spouse Lady of the Dí
Issue King Qing of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Zhèng (鄭)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Hui of Zhou
Mother Huì[2]

King Xiang of Zhou (died 619 BC) (Chinese: 周襄王; pinyin: Zhōu Xiāng Wáng) was the eighteenth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the sixth of Eastern Zhou.[3] He was a successor of his father King Hui of Zhou.[4][5]

He married Lady of the Dí, but later dismissed her.[6]

In 635 he was driven from the capital[7] by his brother Dai and was restored by Duke Wen of Jin.[8][9]

After his death, his son King Qing of Zhou succeeded him.[10]

Family tree

King Hui
(677–652 BC)
King Xiang
Prince Dai 王子带
King Qing
(618–613 BC)
King Kuang
(612–607 BC)
King Ding
(606–586 BC)


  1. ^ Cambridge History of ancient China
  2. ^ Family tree of Chinese kings
  3. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  4. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.
  5. ^ Kings of Zhou Dynasty
  6. ^ Family tree of Chinese kings
  7. ^ Eastern Zhou Dynasty. "Just at that moment, King Xiang of Zhou was driven to exile by Prince Dai who colluded with the Di tribes. So he, in alliance with other dukes, defeated Prince Dai and brought King Xiang back to the capital Luoyi."
  8. ^ Wars with the Xiongnu. Authors: Guang Sima and Joseph P. Yap. See this page for more details.
  9. ^ Mirroring the past: the writing and use of history in imperial China by Qingjia Edward Wang. University of Hawaii Press.
  10. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm, NXB Thanh Hoá
King Xiang of Zhou
Died: 619 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Hui of Zhou
King of China
651–619 BC
Succeeded by
King Qing of Zhou