King Jian of Zhou

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King Jian of Zhou
King of China
Reign585–572 BC
PredecessorKing Ding of Zhou
SuccessorKing Ling of Zhou
Died572 BC
IssueKing Ling of Zhou
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yí (夷)
HouseZhou dynasty
FatherKing Ding of Zhou[1]

King Jian of Zhou (Chinese: 周簡王; pinyin: Zhōu Jiǎn Wáng), personal name Ji Yi, was the twenty-second king of the Chinese Zhou dynasty and the tenth of the Eastern Zhou.[2]



  • Prince Xiexin (王子洩心; d. 545 BC), ruled as King Ling of Zhou from 571 to 545 BC
  • A son (d. 545 BC) who was the progenitor of the Dan lineage and the father of Dan Kuo (儋括)
    • Known as Dan Ji (儋季)


King Hui of Zhou (d. 652 BC)
King Xiang of Zhou (d. 619 BC)
Chen Gui of Chen
King Qing of Zhou (d. 613 BC)
King Ding of Zhou (d. 586 BC)
King Jian of Zhou (d. 572 BC)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sima Qian: Records of the Grand Historian
  2. ^ Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, ed. (1999), The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Cambridge University Press
King Jian of Zhou
 Died: 572 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of China
585–572 BC
Succeeded by