King Kao of Zhou
King of China
Reign440–426 BC
PredecessorKing Si of Zhou
SuccessorKing Weilie of Zhou
Died426 BC
IssueKing Weilie of Zhou
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Wéi (嵬)
HouseZhou dynasty
FatherKing Zhending of Zhou

King Kao of Zhou (Chinese: 周考王; pinyin: Zhōu Kǎo Wáng), alternatively King Kaozhe of Zhou (周考哲王), personal name Jī Wéi, was the 31st king of the Chinese Zhou dynasty[1] and the nineteenth of the Eastern Zhou. He reigned from 440 BC to 426 BC.[2]

King Kao's father was King Zhending, son of the King Yuan of Zhou.[3] Kao fathered King Weilie of Zhou, whose reign started in 425 BC, after Kao's death.

His grandson was King An of Zhou.[4]




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 Kao of Zhou (d. 426 BC)

See also

Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors


  1. ^ Phương Thi Danh (2001), Niên biểu lịch sử Trung Quốc
  2. ^ Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter
  3. ^ Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, ed. (1999), The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Cambridge University Press
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
King Kao of Zhou Zhou Dynasty Died: 426 BC Regnal titles Preceded byKing Si of Zhou King of China 440–426 BC Succeeded byKing Weilie of Zhou