Tomb of Empress Shangguan in Pingling (平陵), As Empress Dowager (The brief reign of Prince He of Changyi), https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Grand_Empress_Dowager_Shangguan&oldid=542147, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core, Refusal to abstain from meat and sex during the period of mourning, Improperly promoting and rewarding his Changyi subordinates during the period of mourning, Engaging in feasts and games during the period of mourning, Offering sacrifices to his father during the period of mourning for his uncle. When Prince He ascended the throne, Empress Shangguan became empress dowager. in 84 BC, Shangguan Jie wanted to marry the five-year-old Lady Shangguan to the emperor. After Huo's death, his sons, sons-in-law, and grandnephews remained in important posts and were made marquesses. Grand Empress Dowager Shangguan (上官太皇太后) (personal name unknown) (89 BC(?) Empress Shangguan, then 15, became a widow and would be for the rest of her life. However, after Jin, a moderating influence in the co-regency, died in 86 BC, they began to have conflicts, because Shangguan Jie was unhappy with his lesser role in the co-regency. 37 Bc Deaths [LLC, Books] on Amazon.com.au. Prince He's behavior as emperor surprised and disappointed Huo, who pondered his options. Empress Shangguan's grandfather Huo rejected Liu Xu (劉胥), the Prince of Guangling and the only surviving son of Emperor Wu, from succession, because Emperor Wu himself did not favor Prince Xu, who was known for being compulsive in his actions. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. In 80 BC, Prince Dan sent a report to Emperor Zhao, accusing Huo of improperly exercising imperial authority. – 37 BC), also known as Empress Shangguan (上官皇后), Empress Xiaozhao (孝昭皇后) and Empress Dowager Shangguan (上官太后), was an Empress, Empress Dowager and Grand Empress Dowager during Han Dynasty and wife to Emperor Zhao. In 74 BC, Emperor Zhao died at age 20. Huo and the top officials then offered their articles of impeachment against Prince He, and these articles were read out loud to the empress dowager. How the process went is not exactly clear, but at some point, at the recommendation of Bing Ji (丙吉), Huo reached out to a commoner—the grandson of former Crown Prince Liu Ju, the son of Emperor Wu and Empress Wei Zifu who committed suicide in 91 BC after being forced into an unsuccessful rebellion against his father—and therefore Empress Shangguan's grand nephew. Huo Guang died in 68 BC. Grand empress dowager Title given to the grandmother, or a woman from the same generation, of the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese emperors. Once he became emperor, Prince He immediately began to give unlimited promotions to his subordinates from Changyi. Around this time, the emperor also heard rumors that the Huos had murdered Empress Xu, which led him to further strip the Huos of actual power. Grand Empress Dowager Shangguan (89 BC(?) She agreed with their plan, and immediately ordered that Prince He's Changyi subordinates be immediately barred from the palace, and those subordinates (some 200) were then arrested by Zhang. in 84 BC, Shangguan Jie wanted to marry the five-year-old Lady Shangguan to the emperor. Because of her young age (and her husband's young age as well), it was unlikely that Empress Shangguan had significant power at court after they were married. 89 Bc [LLC, Books] on Amazon.com.au. Lady Shangguan's father Shangguan An was a friend of Emperor Zhao's sister and caretaker Princess Eyi's lover, Ding Wairen (丁外人). He encouraged Ding to persuade the princess on the soundness of the marriage—reasoning that the Shangguans' power would be firmer with the marriage, and that they could then help Ding legitimize his relationship with Princess Eyi. (However, allegedly, the Shangguans conspired to instead, once Prince Dan stepped into the capital, to have him killed, and for Shangguan Jie to declare himself emperor.) Prime Cart. Empress Shangguan, then 15, became a widow and would be for the rest of her life. He only knew something was wrong when he saw Empress Dowager Shangguan seated on her throne and wearing a formal dress made of jewels, and the officials lined up next to her. • Grand Empress Dowager Lü Zhi (188 BC – 180 BC), during the reign of Emperor Qianshao and Emperor Houshao At the suggestion of the agricultural minister Tian Yannian (田延年), he began to consider deposing the new emperor. Grand Empress Dowager Shangguan (上官太皇太后) (personal name unknown) (89 BC (?) He only knew something was wrong when he saw Empress Dowager Shangguan seated on her throne and wearing a formal dress made of jewels, and the officials lined up next to her. 89 Bc – 37 BC), also known as Empress Shangguan (上官皇后), Empress Xiaozhao (孝昭皇后) and Empress Dowager Shangguan (上官太后), was an Empress, Empress Dowager and Grand Empress Dowager during Han Dynasty and wife to Emperor Zhao. Her mother was the daughter of Huo Guang. In 83 BC, she was created empress. 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