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King Cheng of Zhou (ch 周成王 zhōu chéng wáng) or King Ch'eng of Chou was the second sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty.

King Cheng was young when he ascended the throne. His uncle, Archduke Zhougong (aka Duke of Zhou), fearing that Shang forces might rise again under the possible weak rule by a young ruler, became the regent and supervised government affairs for several years. Zhougong established the eastern capital at Luoyangmarker, and later defeated a rebellion by King Cheng's uncles the Cai Shu, Guan Shu and Huo Shu. King Cheng later stablized Zhou Dynasty's border by defeating several barbarian tribes along with Duke Zhougong.

Personal information

Family name Ji (姬 jī) in Chinese
Given Name Song (誦 sòng) in Chinese
Era name none
Father King Wu of Zhou (eldest son)
Mother Yi Jiang, daughter of Jiang Taigong
Wife unknown
Children King Kang of Zhou
Approximate duration of reign 1042 BC-1021 BC
Tombmarker unknown
Temple name unknown
Courtesy name unknown
Posthumous name Cheng 成 (pinyin chéng), literary meaning: "established" or "successful"



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