Empress Shi

Empress Shi (史皇后, personal name unknown) was an empress during Xin Dynasty. She married emperor Wang Mang, in spring 23, as his Xin Dynasty was crumbling. Despite that, he married her as a public show of confidence. She was the daughter of one of his officials, Shi Chen (史諶).

In autumn 23, Xin Dynasty's capital Chang'an fell to agrarian rebels, who were seeking to reestablish Han Dynasty. Emperor Wang Mang died in the battle for the main palace, Weiyang Palace. It is not known what happened to Empress Shi, although it is known that her father Shi Chen surrendered to the Han forces but was still executed.

Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Wang
Empress of Xin Dynasty
Dynasty ended
Empress of China
Succeeded by
Guo Shengtong of Eastern Han Dynasty
Other Languages
Deutsch: Shi (Xin)
hrvatski: Carica Shi
Tiếng Việt: Sử hoàng hậu
中文: 史皇后