King Ai of Zhou
周哀王
King of China
Reign441 BC
PredecessorKing Zhending of Zhou
SuccessorKing Si of Zhou
Died441 BC
Names
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Qùjí (去疾)
HouseZhou dynasty
FatherKing Zhending of Zhou
King Ai of Zhou
Posthumous name
Chinese
Literal meaningThe Lamentable King of Zhou

King Ai of Zhou (Chinese: 周哀王; pinyin: Zhōu Āi Wáng) personal name Ji Quji, was the twenty-ninth king of the Chinese Zhou dynasty and the seventeenth of Eastern Zhou. He was the eldest son of King Zhending of Zhou.[1]

He succeeded his father in 441 BC, but was killed by his younger brother, Prince Shuxi, after only three months on the throne.[2]

Ancestry

King Jing of Zhou (d. 520 BC)
King Jing of Zhou (d. 477 BC)
King Yuan of Zhou (d. 469 BC)
King Zhending of Zhou (d. 441 BC)
King Ai of Zhou (d. 441 BC)

See also

  1. Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors

Sources

King Ai of Zhou Zhou Dynasty Died: 441 BC Regnal titles Preceded byKing Zhending of Zhou King of China 441 BC Succeeded byKing Si of Zhou