chinese history 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?
Empress Dowager Cixi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Members of the Qing Dynasty
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Empress Dowager Cixi, of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was the empress dowager of China who effectively controlled the Chinese government for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908. Selected as an imperial concubine for the Xianfeng Emperor in her adolescence, she gave birth to a son in 1856. With Xianfeng's death in 1861 the young boy became the Tongzhi Emperor and she became Empress Dowager. Cixi ousted a group of regents appointed by the late emperor and assumed regency, which she shared with the Empress Dowager Ci'an. Cixi then consolidated control over the dynasty when, at the death of the Tongzhi Emperor, contrary to the dynastic rules of succession, she installed her nephew as the ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1835-1908)

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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Kangxi Emperor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Members of the Qing Dynasty
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The Kangxi Emperor was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty, the first to be born on Chinese soil south of the Pass and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper, from 1661 to 1722. Kangxi's reign of 61 years makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history and one of the longest-reigning rulers in the world. However, since he ascended the throne at the age of seven, actual power was held for six years by four regents and his grandmother, the Grand Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang. Kangxi is considered one of China's greatest emperors. He suppressed the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, forced the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan to submit to Qing rule, blocked Tsarist Russia on the ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1654-1722)

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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Qianlong Emperor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Members of the Qing Dynasty
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The Qianlong Emperor, Wade-Giles Ch'ien-lung Emperor, was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. Born as Hongli, the fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796. On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor. Despite his retirement, however, he retained ultimate power until his death in 1799. Although his early years saw the continuation of an era of prosperity in China, his final years saw troubles at home and abroad converge on the Qing Empire. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1711-1799)

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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Yoshiko Kawashima is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Members of the Qing Dynasty
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Yoshiko Kawashima was a Qing princess brought up in Japan, who served as a spy in the service of the Japanese Kwantung Army and Manchukuo during the Second World War. Originally named Aisin Gioro Xianyu with the courtesy name Dongzhen, her Chinese name was Jin Bihui. She is sometimes known in fiction by the pseudonym as the "Eastern Mata Hari”. She was executed as a traitor by the Kuomintang after the Second Sino-Japanese War. ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1907-1948)

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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