Ming Dynasty (Middle period)


Empress Chen (Longqi)

Empress Xiao’an (孝安皇后; died 6 August 1596), of the Chen clan, was a Chinese empress consort of the Ming dynasty. She was the second wife of the Longqing Emperor.

Her father, Chen Jingxing (陳景行), was an imperial guard.

Spouse: Emperor Longqing of Ming


The Longqing Emperor (simplified Chinese: 隆庆帝; traditional Chinese: 隆慶帝; pinyin: Lóngqìng Dì; 4 March 1537 – 5 July 1572), also known by his temple name as the Emperor Muzong of Ming (Chinese: 明穆宗), personal name Zhu Zaiji (朱載坖),[4] art name Shunzhai (舜齋),[5] was the 13th emperor of the Ming dynasty, reigned from 1567 to 1572. He was initially known as the Prince of Yu (裕王) from 1539 to 1567 before he became the emperor. He succeeded his father, the Jiajing Emperor. His era name, “Longqing”, means “great celebration”.

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