Wu zetian changed the law and declared herself empress regnant of china, founding her own dynasty, the second zhou dynasty and becoming the first empress regnant in history of chinaon 14 december 660 wu zetian was formally crowned huangdi (emperor) of china. Wu zetian, also called wu zhao and wu-hou, became a junior concubine of emperor taizong in 636 or 638 ce at the age of 14 she was from a wealthy family and had been raised by a father that encouraged her to read, write, and develop her mind in ways that were usually reserved for men. Tomb tells tale of family executed by china's 1st female emperor wu zetian started out as a concubine of emperor gaozong (649-683), eventually becoming his empress and gaining a high degree.
Wu zetian: china’s kick-ass female emperor chinese characters is a new series of essays exploring chinese history through the life stories of key personalities. The tang emperor taizong was the first to promote wu, whom he gave the nickname “fair flatterer”–a reference not to her personal qualities but to the lyrics of a popular song of the day. Emperor wu zetian was considered 'an excellent woman politician in chinese feudal time' by dr sun yat-sen's wife soong ching-ling she had many titles: the concubine of emperor taizong, the empress of emperor gaozong, the mother of emperor zhongzong and emperor ruizong, and a nun in the temple.
Consort xiao, imperial consort rank shufei (蕭淑妃, personal name unknown) (died 655), was a concubine of emperor gaozong of tang (li zhi) she was initially favored by him and bore him a son and two daughters -- li sujie and the princesses yiyang and gao'an—but later, after her romantic rival empress wang introduced another concubine, consort wu (later known as wu zetian), to emperor. Emperor taizong passed away soon after, and wu was sent to a convent, as was the tradition for consorts to dead emperors somehow–no record exists of how this happened, although i secretly hope it involved a martial arts showdown–she made it out of the convent and became a concubine to the next emperor. The favorite concubine of the chinese emperor has just given birth to a baby girl instead of seeing her child, she sees an opportunity hoping to dethrone the current empress wang and take her place, wu zetian takes her baby into her arms for the last time and strangles the infant. Wu zetian wanted to be more than the emperor’s concubine she was grateful to the empress for bringing her back to the palace it was at this time that she gained favor from both emperor and empress this earned her the position of zhaoyithe title meant that she was the highest ranked concubine out of the nine but still under the empress. During china's tang dynasty, wu zetian, a concubine to emperor gaozong, found herself engaged in a power struggle between the emperor’s wife, lady wang, and his first concubine, xiao shufei, for the place of honor in the emperor’s life.
Wu zetian’s story has been the subject of many adaptations, most recently a tv series called the empress of china the series is produced by and stars fan bingbing as wu, and is the most expensive in chinese history. Empress wu and her male concubines (concubinus) wu zetian, who continued the same tradition and was similar to an emperor’s harem bibliography: share this: click to share on facebook (opens in new window) click to share on twitter (opens in new window) click to share on google+ (opens in new window). Wherever the truth lies, it remains certain that by the early 650s wu zetian was a concubine of emperor gaozong, and she was titled zhaoyi, the highest ranking of the nine concubines of the second rank wu zetian soon had the concubine née xiao out of the way. Wu zetian is her post-death name, while she was known as wu zhao in life zetian means “emulator of heaven,” a claim that, if true, would indicate that there’s a wild time going on behind the pearly gates.
“the empress” wu zetian she entered the imperial court at 14 as a concubine to emperor taizong, the second emperor of the tang dynasty taizong died when wu was 25 she evaded a life in. That person was wu zetian, one of the most remarkable rulers - female or male - the world has ever seen concubine wu a shockingly beautiful child, at the age of 13 (in approx 639 ad) wu became a concubine of emperor taizong. Wu zetian’s tenacity enabled her to become a trusted confidant to both emperor taizong and later to his son emperor gaozong, somehow escaping the convent (concubines who didn’t bear sons, upon the emperor’s death, are sent away to become nuns) and dodging confucian prohibitions against sharing a bed with a dead man’s son. China's emperor of evil ways to watch watch videos in china's valley of the kings, there stands a tall, carved stone it honors the resting place of a woman named wu zetian, who rose from concubine to become china's only female emperor.
Cleopatra and empress wu zetian were two very powerful women of their time cleopatra, last pharaoh of egypt as queen of egypt, cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in history cleopatra’s family ruled eygpt for more than 100 years before she was born around 69 bc empress wu zetian. Wu first entered the court as the emperor taizong’s (599-649ad) concubine in her early teens and, after his death, taken by his son and successor, gaozong (628-83ad), to become his consort. How a concubine became the empress of china wu zetian l history of china is free to download in 3gp mp4 video and mp3 music file format for free.
Wu zetian worked in the palace as a low-ranking concubine, what was considered a fifth-tier concubine she, therefore, operated essentially as a maid and it was in this way that she allegedly gained access to the emperor while changing his sheets. The history of the concubine who became the cruelest ruler in china how wu zetian started as a simple concubine but later became the favorite of the emperor of chinese emperor taizong, then his wife, and once he died, empress of all china. Wu zetian became a royal concubine at the age of 13, sometime between 636 and 638 ad after emperor taizong died, his son, emperor gaozong, kept up an affair with wu and eventually made her his consort—a title equivalent to wife. Before long both the former empress and the concubine, xiaoshu, were put to death due to wu zetian's scheme and wu's position was finally secured then wu zetian began her political career in earnest for her goal was to become the first female-emperor of china.
Ellen lloyd - ancientpagescom - dragon empress wu zetian was a colorful, strong and unique person and this naturally made her either popular or disliked by manyshe was the only female in chinese history to rule as emperor and she had the courage to challenge confucian beliefs against rule by women and promoted scientific achievements. In china's valley of the kings, there stands a tall, carved stone it honors the resting place of a woman named wu zetian, who rose from concubine to become china's only female emperor. Wu zetian (624 – december 16, 705),   also known as wu zhao, wu hou, and during the later tang dynasty as tian hou, referred to in english as empress consort wu or by the deprecated term  empress wu, was a chinese sovereign who ruled unofficially as empress consort and empress. Wu zetian was born into a well-to-do merchant family in the waning days of the reign of the first tang emperor historians say she was a stubborn child who reportedly spurned traditional women's pursuits, instead preferring to read and learn about politics.