Rulers in China:
Southern Dynasties 南朝

Liu-Song Dynasty, 420–479
Reign
Dates
Dynastic Name
miao hao
Birth Name Relation to
Predecessors
Era Names Comments
420–422 Wudi 武慇 Liu Yu
355–422
  Yongchu  
422–423 Shaodi 少帝
(Ying Yang Wang)
Liu Yifu
c404–423
son Jingping  
424–453 Wendi 文帝 Liu Yilong
406–453
son of Wudi Yuanjia  
454–464 Xiao Wudi 孝武帝 Liu Jun
448–464
son of Wudi 454–456: Xiaojian;
457–464: Daming
Killed by own officers.  Not on official list of emperors. 
465 Qian Fei Di 前帝 Liu Zi Ye   465: Yongguang;
465: Jinghe
 
465–472 Mingdi 明帝 Liu Yu
449–477
son of Wudi 465–471: Taishi;
472: Taiyu 
 
473–477 Feidi 後廢帝
(Cang Wu Wang)
Liu Ye
471–476
adopted son of Mingdi Yuanhui Murdered on orders of a minister.
477–479 Shundi 順帝 Liu Jun
464–479
son of Mingdi. Shengming Murdered. Takeover by Gaodi of Southern Qi.

 

Southern Qi Dynasty, 479–502
Reign
Dates
Posthumous
Name
 Birth Name   Era Names Comments
479–482 Gaodi 高帝 Xiao Daocheng
423–482
  Jianyuan  
482–493 Wudi 武帝 Xiao Ze
439–493
son Yongming  
493–494 Yulin Wang 鬱林王     Longchang Murdered by Mingdi.
494 Hailing Wang 海陵王     Yanxing Murdered by Mingdi.
494–498 Mingdi 明帝 Xiao Luan
447-498
nephew of Gaodi 494–498: Jianwu;
498: Yongtai
 
499–500 Dong Hunhou 東昏侯 Xia Bao Chuan
482?–500
son of Mingdi Yongyuan Murdered.
501 Hedi 和帝 486–501 son of Mingdi Zhongxing Killed his 6 brothers and his tutors. The regent Xiao Yan, whose brother Hedi had executed, revolted and laid siege to the capital.
Hedi was executed by his own guards, who sent his head to Xiao Yan, founder of the Southern Liang.

 

Southern Liang Dynasty, 502–557
Reign
Dates
  Birth Names Relation to
Predecessor
Era Names Comments
502–549 Wudi Xiao Yan
463–549
  502–519: Tianjian;
520-: Putong;
527–529: Datong;
529–535: Zhongdatong;
535–546: Datong;
546-: Zhongdatong;
547: Taiqing
Entered a monastery 3 times during his reign; ministers brought him back. 
549–551 Jian Wen Di Xiao Gang
501–550
son Dabao  
551–552 Yu Zhang Wang   son of Wudi. Tianzheng Murdered by Yuandi.
552–554 Yuandi Xiao Yi
507–554
son of Wudi. Chengsheng  
555 Zhen Yang Hou     Tiancheng  
555–557 Jingdi Xiao Fangzhi
542–558
son of Yuandi. Shaotai Killed by Chen Baxian, founder of Southern Chen dynasty.

 

Southern Chen Dynasty, 557–589
Reign
Dates
Posthumous
Name 
Birth Name Relation to
Predecessor
Era Names Comments
557–559 Wudi Chen Baxian
500–559
  Yongding  
560–566 Wendi Chen Qian
504–566
nephew of Wendi 560–566: Tianjia;
566: Tiankang
 
567–568 Lin Hai Wang
(Feidi)
Chen Bozong
551–570
son of Wendi Guangda Murdered.
566–582 Xuandi Chen Xu
516–582
brother of Wendi Taijian  
583–589 Hou Zhu Chen Shubao
552–589
son 583–586: Zhide;
587–589: Zhenming
 
589, conquered by the Sui. Hou Zhu, discovered hiding in a well with two concubines, was spared.
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