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Canh line

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Capital  Not specified
c. 754 BC–  Cảnh Chiêu Lang
Established  c. 754 B.C.
Government  Monarchy
Historical era  Hồng Bàng period
Disestablished  c. 661 B.C.

The Canh line (Vietnamese: chi Canh; chi can also be translated to as branch) was the fifteenth dynasty of Hùng kings of the Hồng Bàng period of Văn Lang (now Viet Nam). Starting approximately 754 B.C., the line refers to the rule of Cảnh Chiêu Lang and his successors. It is best known as the period when the Lạc Việt made their appearance in Văn Lang and whose influence was an important one on Vietnamese history.


Cảnh Chiêu Lang took the regnal name of Hùng Triệu Vương upon becoming Hùng king. The series of all Hùng kings following Cảnh Chiêu Lang took that same regnal name of Hùng Triệu Vương to rule over Văn Lang until approximately 661 B.C.

During this period, at a regional level, Văn Lang was divided into as many as 15 administrative regions called bộs each still governed by a Lạc tướng. Hùng Vương (English: Hùng king) became a form of address for a person who was king.

The Hùng kings of this line restored a single strong kingship as part of the Đông Sơn period, and initiating another glorious chapter in Vietnamese history, as the Vietnamese people increasingly identified with the Đông Sơn culture.

The 7th century BC witnessed the process of migration of Lạc Việt refugees who fled the Spring and Autumn period to Văn Lang. The Lạc Việt were a people from East Asia. The migrant people finally settled in the Red River Delta. Slowly, the Lạc Việt settlers would grasp power over Văn Lang.


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