Tianqi Emperor

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The Tianqi Emperor (1605-1627) was Emperor of China (Ming dynasty) from 1620 to 1627. Born Zhu Youjiao, he was the Taichang Emperor's eldest son.

Zhu Youxiao became emperor as an adolescent and did not give much attention to affairs of state, giving the actual power to the eunuch Wei Zhongxian and Madam Ke. Zhu Youxiao was illiterate and devoted his time to carpentry. Living conditions worsened during his reign and Tianqi faced several popular uprisings.

Zhu Youxiao died in 1627 and was succeeded by his younger brother.


Preceded by:
Taichang Emperor
Emperor of China
(Ming Dynasty
1620–1627
Succeeded by:
Chongzhen Emperor

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