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

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] He ruled from 476 BC to 469 BC. He was succeeded by his son, Prince Jie (王子介), who ruled as King Zhending of Zhou from 468 BC to 441 BC.


King Jian of Zhou (d. 572 BC)
King Ling of Zhou (d. 545 BC)
King Jing of Zhou (d. 520 BC)
King Jing of Zhou (d. 477 BC)
King Yuan of Zhou (d. 469 BC)

See also


  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 Zhou Dynasty Died: 469 BC Regnal titles Preceded byKing Jìng of Zhou King of China 476–469 BC Succeeded byKing Zhending of Zhou