Chinese Emperors and their Sticky Ends

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Can you name the Chinese emperors starting from the Qin onwards??

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Dynasty (Reign)EmperorExtra Info
Qin (221 BC - 210 BC)Allegedly assassinated, forced son to commit suicide
Qin (210 BC - 206 BC)Forced by eunuch to commit suicide
Qin (206 BC)Executed by rebels
Western Han (206 BC - 195 BC)Had 72 moles on left leg
Western Han (194 BC - 188 BC)Puppet ruler under his mother Lu Hou
Western Han (187 BC - 184 BC)Puppet ruler and executed under his grandmother Lu Hou
Western Han (183 BC - 180 BC)Puppet ruler under his grandmother Lu Hou, executed by bureaucrats
Western Han (179 BC - 157 BC)
Western Han (156 BC - 141 BC)Deposed his son, who later committed suicide
Western Han (140 BC - 87 BC)Fought a rebellion against his son, who later committed suicide
Western Han (86 BC - 74 BC)Forced his half-sister and half-brother to commit suicide, died at 20
Western Han (73 BC - 49 BC)First Empress was poisoned; later, forced second Empress to commit suicide
Western Han (48 BC - 33 BC)Beginnings of Han decline
Western Han (32 BC - 7 BC)Sons murdered by concubines, allegedly died from aphrodisiac overdose
Western Han (6 BC - 1 BC)Homosexual Emperor
Western Han (1 - 5)Uncles executed by regent, poisoned and killed by regent at 13.
Western Han (6 - 8)Never actually crowned emperor, aged 1 at the beginning of his reign
Xin (9 - 23)Killed by peasant rebels, cut into pieces and tongue removed
Eastern Han (25 - 57)
Eastern Han (58 - 75)Killed two brothers and also tens of thousands of other people
Eastern Han (76 - 88)Forced two Empresses to commit suicide
Eastern Han (89 - 105)Ascended at age 9, forced one Empress to commit suicide, forced foster uncles to commit suicide
Eastern Han (105 - 106)Ascended the throne at 1
Eastern Han (106 - 125)Ascended the throne at 12, consort poisoned by Empress
Eastern Han (125)Young when ascending to throne
Eastern Han (125 - 144)Ascended the throne at 10
Eastern Han (144 - 145)Ascended the throne at 1
Eastern Han (145 - 146)Ascended the throne at 7, poisoned by the regent with a bowl of soup
Eastern Han (146 - 167)Forced cousin to commit suicide, imprisoned Empress, wiped out family of regent
Eastern Han (168 - 188)Exterminated household of brother, imprisoned Empress
Eastern Han (189)Deposed by regent, poisoned a year later
Eastern Han (189 - 220)Ascended to throne aged 8, pregnant consort, Empress and sons executed by regent; deposed in 220
Wei (220 - 226)Killed one brother and forced another to commit suicide, forced consort to commit suicide
Wei (226 - 239)Seized all married women in the Empire, executed Empress
Wei (239 - 254)Ascended to throne at 7, deposed by regent
Wei (254 - 260)Killed by soldier of regent
Wei (260 - 265)Deposed by regent
Western Jin (265 - 290)Banned all marriages until he had chosen concubines
Western Jin (290 - 306)Developmentally disabled, uncles and Empress engaged in internecine warfare, son assassinated by Empress, killed by eating poisoned bread from uncle
Western Jin (307 - 313)Uncle executed by regent, captured by barbarians in 312, poisoned 313
Western Jin (313 - 316)Surrendered to barbarians in 316, executed in 318
Eastern Jin (317 - 322)Died out of sadness after being defeated by vassal
Eastern Jin (322 - 325)Defeated vassal
Eastern Jin (325 - 342)Ascended to throne at 4, capital and mother lost to rebels
Dynasty (Reign)EmperorExtra Info
Eastern Jin (342 - 344)
Eastern Jin (344 - 361)Ascended to throne at age 1
Eastern Jin (361 - 365)Poisoned by immortality pills
Eastern Jin (365 - 371)Deposed by general, consorts executed, killed his own sons
Eastern Jin (371 - 372)Forced to exile his own brother
Eastern Jin (372 - 396)Ascended to the throne at age 10, suffocated by concubine after joking about her age
Eastern Jin (396 - 418)Developmentally disabled, deposed briefly 403-404, strangled on regent's orders
Eastern Jin (418 - 420)Deposed in 420, asphyxiated by assassins
Liu Sung (420 - 422)Executed concubine
Liu Sung (422 - 424)Exiled brother, assassinated by regent
Liu Sung (424 - 453)Killed by son
Liu Sung (453 - 464)Forced brother to commit suicide, incestuous relationship with mother and cousins
Liu Sung (464 - 465)Sadistic executions of opponents, incest with aunt, killed his uncle, assassinated at a ghost-killing ceremony
Liu Sung (465 - 472)Forced brothers to commit suicide, executed a large portion of his officials
Liu Sung (472 - 477)Liked killing, assassinated on Chinese Valentine's Day
Liu Sung (477 - 479)Became emperor at 10, deposed in 479, killed with his clan a month later
Qi (479 - 482)
Qi (482 - 493)Son strangled on orders of prince
Qi (493 - 494)Became emperor at age 9, killed on granduncle's orders
Qi (494)Uncles executed, deposed 494, poisoned a month later
Qi (494 - 498)Executed descendants of cousins and uncle
Qi (498 - 501)Executed cousin, assassinated by generals
Qi (501 - 502)Became emperor at 13, brothers killed, deposed in 502 and killed one day later
Liang (502 - 549)Died of hunger after rebel siege of palace
Liang (549 - 551)Cousin assassinated by vassal, deposed 551, sons executed, suffocated
Liang (551 - 552)Deposed 552, drowned in the Yangtze with his brothers
Liang (552 - 553)Killed in battle against his brother, sons killed
Liang (553 - 554)Suffocated by enemy troops
Liang (555 - 557)Deposed by general in 557, assassinated in 558
Chen (557 - 559)Son captured by enemy
Chen (559 - 566)Killed his cousin
Chen (566 - 568)Deposed 570, brother killed by usurper
Chen (569 - 582)
Chen (582 - 589)Executed his brother and nephews, consorts executed, country annexed 589
Sui (581 - 604)Had only one wife for most of his reign, killed on orders of his son
Sui (604 - 618)Strangled in internal palace coup
Sui (617 - 618)Became emperor at 12, puppet under rebel general, deposed in 618, killed in 619
Tang (618 - 626)Sons and grandsons killed by son, puppet ruler under his son in later years, retired 626
Tang (626 - 649)Died after eating immortality pills
Tang (649 - 683)Empress and consort executed by wife, sons forced to commit suicide by wife
Tang (683 - 684)Puppet under his mother, deposed 684 and placed under house arrest
Tang (684)Uncles rebelled and killed by mother, deposed 690
Zhou (684 - 704)Empress, killed sons' wives and her grandsons, overthrown in palace coup 704
Tang (705 - 710)Son killed while leading rebellion, death by poisoned cake from wife and daughter
Dynasty (Reign)EmperorExtra Info
Tang (710 - 712)Retired 712
Tang (712 - 756)Forced aunt and son to commit suicide, made son's wife his concubine, concubine executed by mutinous troops, forced to retire by his son in 756
Tang (756 - 762)Forced son to commit suicide, wife and sons executed by eunuch
Tang (762 - 779)
Tang (779 - 805)
Tang (805)Suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, retired in 805 and died a year later
Tang (805 - 820)Assassinated by eunuchs
Tang (820 - 824)
Tang (824 - 826)Killed by a group of eunuchs and courtiers
Tang (826 - 840)Puppet of eunuchs, allegedly killed son and consort
Tang (840 - 846)Died after eating immortality pills
Tang (846 - 859)Died after eating immortality pills
Tang (859 - 873)
Tang (873 - 888)Ascended to throne at 11, died after trampled by horse
Tang (888 - 904)Murdered by general
Tang (904 - 907)Puppet emperor under general, abdicated in 907, poisoned to death a year later
Later Liang (907 - 911)Murdered by son
Later Liang (913 - 923)Committed suicide after fall of capital
Later Tang (923 - 925)Killed in rebellion
Later Tang (926 - 933)Killed brothers, son killed leading coup
Later Tang (934)Assassinated by adopted brother
Later Tang (934 - 936)Burnt himself to death after rebellion by brother-in-law
Later Jin (936 - 942)Sons killed by rebels, died after barbarian insults
Later Jin (942 - 946)Surrendered to barbarians
Later Han (947 - 948)
Later Han (948 - 950)Defeated by usurper and killed by own troops
Later Zhou (951 - 954)Family killed by Later Jin emperor
Later Zhou (954 - 959)Family killed by Later Jin emperor
Later Zhou (959 - 960)Ascended to the throne at six, deposed 960, killed 973
Northern Sung (960 - 976)Allegedly murdered by his brother, son commits suicide
Northern Sung (976 - 997)Allegedly forced younger brother's death
Northern Sung (998 - 1022)
Northern Sung (1023 - 1063)
Northern Sung (1063 - 1067)
Northern Sung (1067 - 1085)
Northern Sung (1085 - 1100)
Northern Sung (1100 - 1126)Abdicated in 1126, captured by barbarians and deported to Manchuria, died in 1135
Northern Sung (1126 - 1127)Captured by barbarians and deported to Manchuria, died 1161
Southern Sung (1127 - 1162)Abdicated in 1162, died 1180
Southern Sung (1162 - 1189)Abdicated 1189, died 1194
Southern Sung (1189 - 1194)Forced to give up throne by grandmother, 1194, died 1200
Southern Sung (1194 - 1224)
Southern Sung (1124 - 1264)
Southern Sung (1264 - 1274)
Dynasty (Reign)EmperorExtra Info
Southern Sung (1274 - 1276)Ascended the throne at 5, abdicated in 1276, ordered to commit suicide in 1323
Southern Sung (1276 - 1278)Ascended to the throne at 8
Southern Sung (1278 - 1279)Ascended to the throne at 7, committed suicide after losing to Mongolian army
Yuan (1260 - 1294)aka Kublai Khan
Yuan (1294 - 1307)
Yuan (1307 - 1311)
Yuan (1311 - 1320)
Yuan (1320 - 1323)Assassinated by courtiers and royal princes
Yuan (1323 - 1328)
Yuan (1328)Ascended to throne at 8, murdered by troops of rival claimant
Yuan (1328)Abdicated in favor of his brother
Yuan (1329)Poisoned by his brother
Yuan (1329 - 1332)Allegedly killed his brother
Yuan (1332)Ascended to the throne at 6. reigned for two months
Yuan (1333 - 1368)Stepmother executed
Ming (1368 - 1398)Family killed in plague, executed tens of thousands
Ming (1399 - 1402)Self-immolated (allegedly) after losing battle to usurper uncle
Ming (1403 - 1424)Usurped the throne from nephew, executed tens of thousands
Ming (1424 - 1425)
Ming (1426 - 1435)Executed uncles and cousins, and hundreds of officials
Ming (1436 - 1449)Ascended to the throne at 8, captured by Mongols, placed under house arrest by his brother
Ming (1449 - 1456)Overthrown by his brother in coup, murdered by eunuchs a month later
Ming (1457 - 1464)Deposed his brother in coup, fought a battle within the palace against rebellious generals
Ming (1465 - 1487)Made his nanny into a concubine, who poisoned all but one of his children, only realized he had a son in 1475
Ming (1487 - 1505)
Ming (1505 - 1521)Crushed uprisings led by granduncles, frequented brothels
Ming (1521 - 1566)Refused to give official audiences for 25 years, concubines attempted to assassinate him, died due to eating long-life pills
Ming (1567 - 1572)
Ming (1572 - 1620)Refused to give official audiences for 20 years
Ming (1620)Died after a combination of sexual indulgence, laxatives and long-life pills, reigned for 29 days
Ming (1621 - 1627)Spent his time on carpentry, concubines starved to death after being locked in by nanny
Ming (1627 - 1644)Killed himself and family after rebels conquered capital
Qing (1643 - 1661)Ascended to throne at six, either died of smallpox, left to become a monk or was shot by rebels
Qing (1661 - 1722)Ascended to throne at seven, placed 2 sons under house arrest twice,
Qing (1722 - 1735)Imprisoned his brothers, ordered a son to commit suicide, either assassinated or died after eating long-life pills
Qing (1735 - 1795)Allegedly an adopted heir, abdicated in 1795 but held power until 1799
Qing (1795 - 1820)Apparently died after being struck by lightning
Qing (1820 - 1850)
Qing (1850 - 1861)
Qing (1861 - 1874)Ascended to throne at 5, puppet of his mother
Qing (1874 - 1908)Ascended to throne at 3, puppet of his grandmother, who put him under house arrest after 1898, killed his concubine in 1900, and poisoned him in 1908
Qing (1908 - 1911)Ascended to throne at 3, abdicated after 1911 Revolution

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