Later Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)

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For other uses, see Later Liang (disambiguation).
Later Liang (後涼)
酒泉 (387-389),
三河 (389-396),
涼 (396-403)



Map of Sixteen Kingdoms showing Later Liang in pink colour.
Capital Guzang
Government Monarchy
Tian Wang
 •  386-400 Lü Guang
 •  400 Lü Shao
 •  401-403 Lü Zuan
 •  403-406 Lü Long
 •  Established 386
 •  Lü Guang's claiming of imperial title 396
 •  Southern Liang's and Northern Liang's independence 397
 •  Disestablished 403
 •  Lü Long's death 416

The Later Liang (simplified Chinese: 后凉; traditional Chinese: 後凉; pinyin: Hòu Liáng; 386-403) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms during the Jin Dynasty (265-420) in China.[1] It was founded by the family of the Di ethnicity.

All rulers of the Later Liang proclaimed themselves "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang).

Rulers of the Later Liang

Temple name Posthumous name Personal name Duration of reign Era names and durations
Chinese convention: use personal name
Taizu (太祖 Tàizǔ) Yiwu (懿武 Yìwǔ) Lü Guang (呂光 Lǚ Guāng) 386-400 Tai'an (太安 Tài'ān) 386-389
Linjia (麟嘉 Línjiā) 389-396
Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 396-399
Did not exist Yin (隱 Yǐn) Lü Shao (呂紹 Lǚ Shào) 400 Longfei (龍飛 Lóngfēi) 399
Did not exist Ling (靈 Líng) Lü Zuan (呂纂 Lǚ Zuǎn) 400-401 Xianning (咸寧 Xiánníng) 400-401
Did not exist Shangshu Gong (尚書公 Shàngshū Gōng) or Jiankang Gong (建康公 Jiànkāng Gōng) Lü Long (呂隆 Lǚ Lóng) 401-403 Shending (神鼎 Shéndǐng) 401-403

Rulers family tree

See also


  1. Grousset, Rene (1970). The Empire of the Steppes. Rutgers University Press. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-8135-1304-9.