King Jing of Zhou (Gui)

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King Jĭng of Zhou, (Chinese: 周景王; pinyin: Zhōu Jĭng Wáng), personal name Ji Gui, was the twenty-fourth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the twelfth of Eastern Zhou. He succeeded to the throne after the death of King Ling of Zhou. King Jĭng reigned from 544 BC to 520 BC. The country was in financial ruin during King Jĭng's reign and supplies had to be bought from neighbouring states. He died in 520 BC of a disease and he was briefly succeeded by his son, King Dao of Zhou.

King Jĭng of Zhou
King of China
Reign544–520 BC
PredecessorKing Ling of Zhou
SuccessorKing Dao of Zhou
Died520 BC
SpouseQueen Mu
IssueCrown Prince Shou
King Dao of Zhou
King Jìng of Zhou
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Guì (貴)
FatherKing Ling of Zhou



  • Queen Mu (穆後; d. 527 BC), the mother of Crown Prince Shou


  • The mother of Crown Prince Meng and Prince Gai


  • First son, Prince Chao (王子朝; d. 505 BC), fled to Chu in 516 BC
  • Crown Prince Shou (太子壽; d. 527 BC)
  • Crown Prince Meng (太子猛; d. 520 BC), ruled as King Dao of Zhou in 520 BC
  • Prince Gai (王子匄; d. 477 BC), ruled as King Jìng of Zhou from 519–477 BC


King Qing of Zhou (d. 613 BC)
King Ding of Zhou (d. 586 BC)
King Jian of Zhou (d. 572 BC)
King Ling of Zhou (d. 545 BC)
King Jing of Zhou (d. 520 BC)

See alsoEdit

  1. Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors
King Jing of Zhou (Gui)
 Died: 520 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Ling of Zhou
King of China
544–520 BC
Succeeded by
King Dao of Zhou