Wang Mang | personal information

Personal information

  • Father
    • Wang Man (王曼), the early-deceased brother of Empress Wang Zhengjun, second son of Wang Jin, Marquess of Yangping and his wife Li Qin
  • Mother
    • Qu (渠)
  • Wives
    • Empress Wang (created 9, d. 21), mother of Wang Yu, Wang Huo, Wang An, Wang Lin, and Princess Huanghuang
    • Empress Shi (created 23)
  • Major concubines
    • Zhenzhi (增秩), originally a female servant, family name unknown, mother of Wang Kuang
    • Huaineng (懷能), originally a female servant, family name unknown, mother of Wang Xing
    • Kaiming (開明), originally a female servant, family name unknown, mother of Wang Jie
  • Children
    • Wang Yu (王宇) (d. 2), opposed Wang Mang and was thus killed along with his wife Lü Yan and Lü Kuan brother of Lü Yan
      • Yu had six sons named Wang Qian, Wang Shou, Wang Ji, Wang Zong, Wang Shi and Wang Li (王千、王寿、王吉、王宗、王世、王利). Wang Zong, born Wang Huizong (王會宗), would succeed Wang Mang as Marquess of Xindu, but when his conspiracy against Wang Mang was discovered, he committed suicide in 8.
    • Wang Huo (王獲) (d. 5 BC), forced to commit suicide by Wang Mang
    • Wang An (王安), initially created the Lord of Xinjia (created 9), then the Prince of Xinqian (created 20) (d. 21)
    • Wang Lin (王臨), initially created the Crown Prince (created 9), then the Prince of Tongyiyang (created 20) (b. 9 BC, d. 21), forced to commit suicide by Wang Mang
    • Wang Xing (王興), the Duke of Gongxiu (功修) (created 21)
    • Wang Kuang (王匡), the Duke of Gongjian (功建) (created 21)
    • Princess Huanghuang ( Empress Xiaoping of Han) (created 10), initially created the Duchess Dowager of Ding'an (created 9) (d. 23)
    • Wang Jie (王捷), the Lady of Mudai (created 21)
Xin Dynasty sovereigns
Personal name Period of reign Era names (年號) and their according range of years
Wang Mang 9–23

Shijianguo (始建國 shi3 jian4 guo1, "The beginning of a nation's establishment") 9–13
Tianfeng (天鳳 tian1 feng1, "Heavenly Feng") 14–19
Dihuang (地皇 di4 huang2, "Earthly Emperor") 20–23