Southern dynasty

Xi Hui 郗徽

Below is a Google translation of this empress’ Wikipedia page in Chinese.

Xi Hui (468-499), a native of Jinxiang County, Gaoping County (now Jinxiang County, Shandong Province), was the wife of Xiao Yan, Emperor Liangwu, the founding emperor of Liang Dynasty in the Southern Dynasty, and the daughter of Prince Sheren Xi Ye. Her mother was Song Dynasty. Princess Xunyang, the daughter of Emperor Wen Liu Yilong.

Xi Hui was born in the Xi family of Gaoping. He was smart since he was a child, good at writing official script and good at reading history and biographies. The female celebrities are very skilled in everything, but they are too jealous. In the last year of Jianyuan, she married Xiao Yan and gave birth to three daughters, Princess Yongxing Xiao Yuyao, Princess Yongshi Xiao Yuwan, and Princess Yongkang Xiao Yuhuan.

He died in the first year of Yongyuan (499) at the age of thirty-two and was buried in Lishan, Dongcheng, Wujin County, Nandonghai County, South Xuzhou. In the second year of Zhongxing (502), Xiao Yan was granted the title of Duke Liang, and Xi Hui was given the posthumous title of Duke Liang’s concubine. In the same year, Xiao Yan was enthroned by Zen and established the Liang Dynasty in the Southern Dynasty. He posthumously named Xi Hui as Empress De, and the mausoleum was called Xiuling. Xiao Yan missed her and did not establish a queen since then.

Artist’s Note

“南朝,梁。我是梁武帝萧衍的皇后郗徽。我出生时,传满室生光,故取名徽,即光的意思。我不仅長相美丽,而且从小。聪明过人。善隶书通史传,又娴熟女工,成人之后,美名传开,我嫁与萧衍,是一个有文化的君主,以写文章闻名于江东,他博古通经,有文武才干。我们伉俪情深。生有三个女儿,没有生儿子。我性妒,不准萧衍纳妾。我死后,皇帝怀念我,不再另立皇后。”

Emperor Wu of Liang
梁武帝

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Liang

Emperor Wu of Liang, also known as Xiao Yan, was the founding emperor of the Liang dynasty during the Northern and Southern dynasties period in China. His reign was marked by stability and prosperity, and he implemented reforms such as establishing universities and extending civil service exams. Despite being Confucian in governance, he embraced Buddhism and advocated for animal rights and against executions. However, his leniency towards corruption within his clan and officials led to the rebellion of General Hou Jing. After being captured by Hou, Emperor Wu died in captivity, reportedly from hunger and thirst after being denied honey.

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