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Empress Xiaochengren

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Tenure  1665 – 16 June 1674
Parents  Gabula
Spouse  Kangxi Emperor (m. 1665)

Name  Empress Xiaochengren
Father  Heseri Gabula
Children  Yunreng
Empress Xiaochengren
Born  26 November 1653 (1653-11-26)
Issue  Chenghu Yinreng, Prince Li
House  Heseri (by birth) Aisin Gioro (by marriage)
Died  June 16, 1674, Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Grandchildren  Honghan, Hongjin, Daughters:, Hongyao, Hongxi, Hongwei, Heshuo Princess Shushen, Hongtiao, Sons:, Hongbing
Similar People  Kangxi Emperor, Yunreng, Empress Xiaogongren, Yinzhi - Prince Cheng, Shunzhi Emperor

Empress Xiaochengren (Manchu: Hiyoošungga Unenggi Gosin Hūwanghu; 26 November 1653 – 16 June 1674) was the first Empress Consort of the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Dying at the age of 20, she was the most short-lived Empress of the Qing dynasty.

Life

Empress Xiaochengren was born in the Manchu Hešeri clan. Her personal name is unknown. Her great-grandfather Shuose (碩色) and great-granduncle Hife (希福; 1589–1653) were both fluent in the Manchu, Mongol and Chinese languages and had served on the Deliberative Council of Princes and Ministers. Her grandfather. Sonin, was one of four regents who co-ruled with the Kangxi Emperor when the emperor was still underage. Her father, Gabula, served as a minister of internal security (領待衛內大臣). Her uncle, Songgotu (1636–1703), was a high-ranking official in the Kangxi Emperor's court. One of her younger sisters was also a consort of the Kangxi Emperor, and was known as "Consort Ping" (平妃).

Lady Hešeri married the Kangxi Emperor in 1665 when she was 12 and he was 11, and became his Empress Consort. In 1670, she gave birth to her first son, Chenghu (承祜; 1670–1672), who died before reaching adulthood. She died on 16 June 1674 in the Forbidden City shortly after giving birth to her second son, Yinreng (1674–1725).

After her death, the Kangxi Emperor left the position of Empress vacant for about three years before promoting one of his consorts, Lady Niohuru, to Empress in 1677.

References

Empress Xiaochengren Wikipedia


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