Yi (武乙) was king of the Shang
Dynasty of China from 1147BC
His given name is Qu (瞿).
According to Bamboo Annals
, His capial
was at Yin (殷).
One of the vassal Fen (邠) moved to Qizhou (岐周).
He rewarded the vassal Zhou named Koufu (□父) a city called Qiyi
In the 15th years of his regime, he moved one of his palace to Mo
In the 21st year of his regime, the Zhou leader Koufu (□父)
In the 24th year of his regime, Zhou attacked Cheng (程) at Bi (毕)
and defeated Bi. Cheng was a tyrant.
In the 30th year of his regime, Zhou attacked Yiqu (义渠) and
captured the king Yiqu. According to Sima Qian, the King of Yiqu
has two sons by different mother, after the king died, they fought
each other for throne and Zhou defeated them brought an end to the
King Yiqu very easily.
In the 34th year of his regime, Jili (季历) came to Shang capital to
worship King Wu Yi, Wu Yi rewarded him place of 30 li (里), 30
pieces of jade and 10 horses.
In the 35th year of his regime, Jili attacked Guirong (鬼戎) at Xiluo
(西落). According to Sima Qian, he captured 20 kings of this
In the same year of his regime, he hunted at He (河) and Wei (渭) and
killed by lightning.
According to the Book of History, Wu Yi was a very rebellious
person. Once, he carved a wooden statue of "the God of Heaven", and
have one of the priests represanting it. He played chess with the
"God" and the "God" lost three times in a row, so he blasphemed the
god by destroying the statue. He filled a leather bag with blood
and hung it high in the air, and shot it with a strong bow; he
called this "shooting the sky". He blasphemed by saying the god of
thunder and lightning was a complete wash-out. Once he went on a
hunt between the Wā River and the Hẽ River and was killed by the
bolt of lightning, historians said that this was the "revenge" of
god for his blasphemy.