Kanji Emperor, 康熙帝, elhe taifin hūwangdi, ᠡᠩᠭᠡ ᠠᠮᠤᠭᠤᠯᠠᠩ

January 16, 2016
康熙帝

The Kangxi Emperor

康熙帝
Chinese Emperor Kangxi,
康熙帝

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.

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