Kanji Emperor, 康熙帝, elhe taifin hūwangdi, ᠡᠩᠭᠡ ᠠᠮᠤᠭᠤᠯᠠᠩJanuary 16, 2016
The Kangxi Emperor
The Kangxi Emperor 康熙帝; elhe taifin hūwangdi; ᠡᠩᠭᠡ ᠠᠮᠤᠭᠤᠯᠠᠩ engke amuɣulang ‘peace and tranquility’; 4 May 1654 – 20 December 1722) was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty, the first to be born on Chinese soil south of the Pass (Beijing) and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper, from 1661 to 1722.
Kangxi’s reign of 61 years makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history (although his grandson, the Qianlong Emperor, had the longest period of de facto power) and one of the longest-reigning rulers in the world. However, since he ascended the throne at the age of seven, actual power was held for six years by four regents and his grandmother, the Grand Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang.