King Kuang of Zhou

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King K’uang of Zhou
King of China
Reign612–607 BC
PredecessorKing Qing of Zhou
SuccessorKing Ding of Zhou
Died607 BC
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Bān (班)
HouseZhou Dynasty
FatherKing Qing of Zhou[1]

King Kuang of Zhou (Chinese: 周匡王; pinyin: Zhōu Kuāng Wáng), or King K’uang of Chou, was the twentieth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the eighth of Eastern Zhou.

He was born as Prince Bān. His surname was .[2]

King Kuang's father was King Qing of Zhou.[3] Kuang was succeeded by his brother King Ding of Zhou.[4]


  • Parents:
    • Prince Renchen (王子壬臣; d. 613 BC), ruled as King Qing of Zhou from 618–613 BC

See also[edit]

  1. Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors


  1. ^ Mirroring the past: the writing and use of history in imperial China by Qingjia Edward Wang. University of Hawaii Press.
  2. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm, NXB Thanh Hoá
  3. ^ Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
King Kuang of Zhou
 Died: 607 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Qing of Zhou
King of China
612–607 BC
Succeeded by
King Ding of Zhou