Emperor Gaozu o Han

(Reguidit frae Liu Bang)
This is a Cheenese name; the faimlie name is Liu.

Emperor Gaozu o Han (Cheenese: 漢高祖; 256 BC – Juin 1, 195 BC), born Liu Bang (Cheenese: 劉邦), wis the foonder an first emperor o the Han dynasty, ringin frae 202 – 195 BC. He wis ane o the few dynasty foonders in Cheenese history wha rose frae hummle oreegins as a member o the paisant cless.[6]

Emperor Gaozu o Han
A portrait o Emperor Gaozu in a fresco
Emperor o Cheenae
Ring28 Februar 202 BC – 1 Juin 195 BC
SuccessorEmperor Hui o Han
Keeng o Han (漢王)
RingMairch 206 BC – 28 Februar 202 BC
Born256 BC[1] or 247 BC[2]
Feng Coonty, Jiangsu[3]
Dee'd1 June 195 BC
(aged 60-61 / 51–52)
Xi'an, Shaanxi
Full name
Faimily name: Liu (劉)
Gien name: Bang (邦)
Coortesy name: Ji (季)
Posthumous name
Emperor Gao (高皇帝)
Temple name
Taizu (太祖)[4]
Gaozu (高祖)[5]
HooseHoose o Liu
FaitherLiu Taigong
MitherLiu Ao
Emperor Gaozu o Han
Traditional Chinese漢高祖
Simplified Chinese汉高祖
Leeteral meanin"Heich Auncestor o Han"
Liu Bang
(personal name)
Traditional Chinese劉邦
Simplified Chinese刘邦


  1. This is the birth year reportit bi Huangfu Mi (皇甫謐) (215–282).
  2. This is the birth year reportit bi Chen Zan (臣瓚) in aroond 270 AD in his comments in the Beuk o Han.
  3. 李祖德 (2012). "刘邦祭祖考——兼论春秋战国以来的社会变革". 中国史研究 [Journal of Chinese Historical Studies]. CNKI. 34 (3): 11–58. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. Taizu, meanin "grand auncestor", wis apparently Liu Bang's oreeginal temple name acause "Taizu", in auncient Cheenese tradeetions datin back tae the Shang dynasty, wis the temple name o the foonder o a dynasty.
  5. Sima Qian referred tae Liu Bang as "Gaozu", meanin "heich auncestor" in the Records o the Grand Historian. It is nae clear why Sima Qian uised "Gaozu" insteid o "Taizu". Historians efter Sima Qian eften used "Emperor Gaozu o Han" tae refer tae Liu Bang. "Emperor Gaozu o Han" remeens the maist commonly uised teetle tae refer tae Liu Bang in modren Cheenae.
  6. "Gaozu Emperor of Han Dynasty". Encyclopædia Britannica. line feed character in |title= at position 6 (help)