Chen: Emperors: 557-589

Each ruler is recorded under the following protocol: temple name (miàohào | 廟號) || personal name (míng | ), considered tabooed (huì | ) upon accession; posthumous name (shì | ). The childhood courtesy name (xiǎozì | 小字) and/or courtesy name (zì | ) are included where applicable. The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling House: Chén ()
Huángdì (皇帝)
16 Nov 557 - 9 Aug 559 Gāozǔ (高祖) [559] || Chén Bàxiān (陳霸先)
  childhood courtesy name: Fǎshēng (法生)
  courtesy name: Xìngguó (興國)
  posthumous name: Wǔ huángdì (武皇帝) [559]
   
17 Aug 559 - 31 May 566 Shìzǔ (世祖) [566] || Chén Qiàn (陳蒨)
  courtesy name: Zihuá (子華)
  posthumous names: Wén huángdì (文皇帝) [566]
   
31 May 566 - 27 Dec 568 no temple name bestowed || Chén Bózōng (陳伯宗) [1]
  childhood courtesy name: Yàowáng (藥王)
  courtesy name: Fèngyè (奉業)
  common reference (byname): Fèidì (廢帝) [2]
   
5 Feb 569 - 17 Feb 582 Gāozōng (高宗) [582] || Chén Xū (陳頊)
  childhood courtesy name: Shīlì (師利)
  courtesy name: Shàoshì (紹世)
  posthumous name: Xiào xuān huángdì (孝宣皇帝) [582]
   
20 Feb 582 - 12 Feb 589 no temple name bestowed || Chén Shūbǎo (陳叔寶) [3]
  childhood courtesy name: Huángnú (黃奴)
  courtesy name: Yuánxiù (元秀)
  posthumous name: Yáng () [604]
  common reference (byname): Hòuzhǔ (後主) [4]
   

[1] Deposed and demoted to prince: Línhǎi wáng (臨海王) [568].
[2] The epithet Fèidì (廢帝), used by historians, is the term meaning "deposed emperor".
[3] Nobility title (after relinquishing imperial dignity): Zhǎngchéng xiàngōng (長城縣公) (posthumously [?] conferred by the ruler of Sui).
[4] The epithet Hòuzhǔ (後主), used by historians, is a term meaning "later ruler".
Last updated on: 13 Jul 2021 23:27:00