Marquis of Haihun
Personal stamp of Liu He
|Reign||18 July – 14 August 74 BC|
|Born||c. 92 BC|
|Died||59 BC (aged 33)|
|Father||Liu Bo, Prince Ai of Changyi|
Liu He (
It is not known when Liu He was born, although it is thought to have been around 92 BC. His grandmother was
There are issues in gaining an accurate picture of Liu He and his life as King of Changyi because it is based on material written about him after he was deposed, and may very well be biased and/or fabricated.
In his teenage years, the mayor of the kingdom's capital, Wang Ji (王吉), offered honest criticism of Liu He's inappropriate behaviour, urging him to be more studious and humble. Liu He appreciated Wang's report and rewarded him, but did not change his ways. Similarly, when Liu He associated with people of ill reputation who engaged in vulgarity and wasteful spending, the commander of his guards, Gong Sui (龔遂) begged him to change his ways, and Liu He agreed, but soon after dismissed the guards that Gong had recommended and brought his previous companions back. Gong could do nothing about it.