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Tianqi Emperor of China

Emperor Tianqi (1605-1627) was emperor of China (Ming dynasty) between 1620-1627. Born Zhu Youxiao, he was emperor Taichang's eldest son.

Tianqi became emperor as a teenager and did not gave much atention to the state affairs, giving the actual power to the eunuch Wei Zhongxian and Madam Ke. Living conditions worsened during his reign and Tianqi faced several popular uprisings.

See also: Table of Chinese monarchs

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