Qianlong Emperor

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1711 – 1799

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Who was Qianlong Emperor?

The Qianlong Emperor; born Hongli; 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799 was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. 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.

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Born
Sep 25, 1711
Beijing
Also known as
  • Hongli
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Ethnicity
  • Manchu people
Nationality
  • Empire of the Great Qing
Died
Feb 7, 1799
Beijing
Resting place
Eastern Qing Tombs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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