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Members of the Qing Dynasty

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List of the members of the Qing Dynasty, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Qing Dynasty, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Qing Dynasty, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Qing Dynasty has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Qing Dynasty.

Empress Dowager Cixi and Kangxi Emperor are only the beginning of the family members on this list.

The information on this page of prominent Qing Dynasty members can help answer the questions, “Who was in the Qing Dynasty?” and "Who is part of the Qing Dynasty?
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  • Dorgon, (Manchu: ᡩᠣᡵᡤᠣᠨ; Möllendorff: dorgon, literally "badger"); 17 November 1612 – 31 December 1650), formally known as Prince Rui, was a Manchu prince and regent of the early Qing dynasty. Born in the Aisin Gioro clan as the 14th son of Nurhaci (the founder of the Qing dynasty), Dorgon started his career in military campaigns against the Ming dynasty, Mongols and Koreans during the reign of his eighth brother, Hong Taiji, who succeeded their father. After Hong Taiji's death in 1643, he was involved in a power struggle against Hong Taiji's eldest son, Hooge, over the succession to the throne. Both of them eventually came to a compromise by backing out and letting Hong Taiji's ninth son,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 38 (1612-1650)
    • Birthplace: Fushun, China
  • Puyi
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    Puyi or Pu Yi (; simplified Chinese: 溥仪; traditional Chinese: 溥儀; pinyin: Pǔyí; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967), of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, was the 12th and last Emperor of the Qing dynasty. When he was a child, he reigned as the Xuantong Emperor (pronounced [ɕwántʰʊ̀ŋ]; Chinese: 宣統帝; Manchu: ᡤᡝᡥᡠᠩᡤᡝᠶᠣᠰᠣᡥᡡᠸᠠᠩᡩᡳ; Möllendorff: gehungge yoso hūwangdi) in China and Khevt Yos Khaan in Mongolia from 1908 until his forced abdication on 12 February 1912, after the Xinhai Revolution. He was briefly restored to the throne as emperor by the warlord Zhang Xun from 1 July to 12 July 1917. In 1932, after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, the puppet state of Manchukuo was established by Japan,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1906-1967)
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
  • Tongzhi Emperor
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    The Tongzhi Emperor (27 April 1856 – 12 January 1875), born Zaichun of the Aisin Gioro clan, was the 10th Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the eighth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign, from 1861 to 1875, which effectively lasted through his adolescence, was largely overshadowed by the rule of his mother, Empress Dowager Cixi. Although he had little influence over state affairs, the events of his reign gave rise to what historians call the "Tongzhi Restoration", an unsuccessful attempt to stabilise and modernise China.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 19 (1856-1875)
    • Birthplace: Forbidden City, Beijing, China
  • Guangxu Emperor

    Guangxu Emperor
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    The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871 – 14 November 1908), personal name Zaitian, was the 11th Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, without Empress Dowager Cixi's influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days' Reform, but was abruptly stopped when the empress dowager launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death. His regnal name, "Guangxu", means "glorious succession".... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 37 (1871-1908)
    • Birthplace: Prince Chun Mansion, Beijing, China