Yang Guifei biography

Yang Guifei

Noble person

0719 – 0756

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Who was Yang Guifei?

Yang Yuhuan, often known as Yang Guifei, known briefly by the Taoist nun name Taizhen, was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. She was the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang during his later years.

During the An Lushan Rebellion, as Emperor Xuanzong and his cortege were fleeing from the capital Chang'an to Chengdu, the emperor's guards demanded that he put Yang to death because they blamed the rebellion on her cousin Yang Guozhong and the rest of her family. The emperor capitulated and reluctantly ordered his attendant Gao Lishi to strangle Yang to death.

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Born
Jun 26, 0719
Yongji, Shanxi
Also known as
  • Consort Yang Yuhuan
  • Yang Yuhuan
Spouses
Religion
  • Taoism
Died
Jul 15, 0756
Xingping

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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