Rulers in China:
Sui and Tang Dynasties

Sui Dynasty, 581–618
Reign
Dates
  Birth
Name
Relation to
Predecessor
Comments
581–604 Wendi Yang Jian
541–604
   
604–617 Yangdi Yang Guang
569–617
son Deposed.
617–618 Gongdi Yang Yu
c611–618
grandson Deposed.
In 617 Li Yuan captured the capital. Yangdi abdicated and fled south, where he was strangled by the son of a minister he had disgraced.  Li Yuan installed Gongdi, becoming regent, than deposed him and founded the Tang dynasty.

 

Tang Dynasty, 618–907
Reign Dates   Birth
Name
Relation to
Predecessor
Comment
618–626 Gaozu Li Yuan
566–635
  Abdicated.
626–649 Taizong Li Shimin
599–649
son 624: killed 2 elder brothers.
626: compelled father to abdicate.
649–683 Gaozong Li Zhi
628–683
son 660: paralyzed by a stroke.  From this point Wu Zetian in charge. 
684 Zhungzong Li Zhe
656–710
son Deposed. Ruled for about six weeks.
684–690 Ruizong Li Dan
662–716
brother Deposed.
690–705 Wu Zetian Wu Zhao
c625–705
mother Empress. A concubine of Taizong taken as wife by Gaozong. Changed the dynasty name to Zhou. Ministers killed her two young lovers and the next day she abdicated, dying in the same year. Only woman ever emperor of China.
705–710 Zhungzong Li Zhe
656–710
restored  
710–712 Ruizong Li Dan
662–716
restored Abdicated in favor of his son. Regent, 712–713.
712–756 Xuanzong
(Ming Huan)
Li Longji
685–762
son Deposed.
756–762 Suzong Li Yu
711–762
son  
762–779 Daizong Li Yu
727–779
son  
779–805 Dezong Li Shi
742–805
son  
805 Shunzong Li Song
761–806
son Abdicated. Died 806.
805–820 Xianzong Li Chun
778–820
son Murdered by eunuchs.
820–824 Muzong Li Heng
795–824
son Died of injuries from an accident playing polo.
824–827 Jingzong Li Zhan
809–827
son Murdered by eunuchs.
827–840 Wenzong Li Ang
809–840
brother  
840–846 Wuzong Li Yan
814–846
brother  
846–859 Xuanzong Li Chen
810–859
son of Xianzong  
859–873 Yizong Li Wen
833–873
son  
873–888 Xizong Li Yan
862–888
son  
888–904 Zhaozong Li Jie
867–904
brother Assassinated by Zhu Wen.
904–907 Zhaoxuan
(Aidi)
Li Zhu
892–908
son Deposed.
907: military governor Zhu Wen usurps throne, founding Later Liang dynasty.
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