- Marquis Jing of Jin
Marquis Jing of Jin
Ruler of the State of Jin Reign 858–841 BC Predecessor Marquis Li of Jin Successor Marquis Lí of Jin Father Marquis Li of Jin Mother unknown Born unknown Died 841 BC
Marquis Jing of Jin (simplified Chinese: 晋靖侯; traditional Chinese: 晉靖侯; pinyin: Jìn Jìnghóu), Ancestral name is Ji(姬), given name is Yijiu (宜臼), was the sixth ruler of the state of Jin during the Western Zhou Dynasty. After his father, Marquis Li of Jin died, he ascended the throne of Jin.
In 842 BC, the seventeenth year of the reign of Marquis Jing of Jin, King Li of Zhou was driven out of Haojing, then the capital of Zhou, because of his tyranny. Two dukes became regents during that time and it was called the Gonghe Regency. Marquis Jing of Jin died the year after in 841 BC and his son, Situ, ascended the throne as the next ruler of Jin: Marquis Lí of Jin.
According to surname records, the Chinese surname Yangshe (羊舌) originated in the state of Jin. Marquis Jing of Jin's son, Boqiao (伯僑) has a grandson named Tu (突). During the time of Marquis Xian of Jin, Tu was given a land called Yangshe, modern Hongdong County and Qin County, Shanxi, by Marquis Xian of Jin. Therefore, Tu 's clan name became Yangshe and this is where the surname Yangshe started.
ReferencesMarquis Jing of JinHouse of JiCadet branch of the House of JiDied: 841 BC
Chinese nobility Preceded by
Marquis Li of Jin
Marquis of Jin
858 BC – 841 BC
Marquis Lí of Jin
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