Puyi biography

Puyi

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1906 – 1967

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Who was Puyi?

Aisin-Gioro Puyi, of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, commonly known mononymously as Puyi, was the last Emperor of China and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty.

Still a child, he ruled as the Xuantong Emperor from 1908 until his abdication on 12 February 1912, after the successful Xinhai Revolution. From 1 to 12 July 1917, he was briefly restored to the throne as a nominal emperor by the warlord Zhang Xun. In 1934, he was declared the Kangde Emperor of the puppet state of Manchukuo by the Empire of Japan, and he ruled until the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945. After the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, Puyi was imprisoned as a war criminal for ten years, wrote his memoirs, and became a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Puyi's abdication in 1912 marked the end of millennia of dynastic rule in China and thus he is known throughout the world by the sobriquet "The Last Emperor" of China.

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Born
Feb 7, 1906
Beijing
Also known as
  • Aisin-Gioro Puyi
  • Xuantong Emperor
  • Pu-i
  • Pu Yi Aisin-Gioro
  • Kangde
  • Henry Pu-yi
  • Mr. Puyi
  • Mr. Pu-i
  • Mr. Fugi
  • Yaozhi
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Manchu people
Nationality
  • China
  • Empire of the Great Qing
Died
Oct 17, 1967
Beijing
Resting place
Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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