We have added pictures and information about what made them famous. Hatshepsut was a powerful political person in Egypt even before she assumed the title of Pharaoh. She had a peaceful reign promoting trade and the arts. Her beautiful temple at Deir el-Bahri still stands west of Thebes.
A fortuitous combination of luck and badass cred eventually got young Wu admitted into the Palace of Emperor Taizong as a maidservant at the age of 14, and thanks to her knowledge of classical literature and semi-unusual ability to read and write she was given the task of cleaning and maintaining the Imperial Library.
Emperor Taizong pretty much popped a boner immediately. When Emperor Taizong died inall of his concubines had their heads shaved and were thrown into a convent an old Chinese custombut Wu had already seduced the Prince scandalous!
Tiger style Emperor Gaozong promoted is that the word?
Thirty-six high-ranking political ministers are executed, commit suicide, or have tragically fatal accidents in just a couple months. Her eldest son was exiled to Mongolia for disobeying her orders, and her second son is stripped of his royalty and declared a peasant because he was possibly thinking about maybe plotting an uprising or something.
Two military commanders on the frontier start asking around about raising troops to overthrow the Empress, and by the end of the year both their heads are hanging on display outside the gates of her palace.
When a bunch of uptight idiot Confucian scholars came out and said no fucking way should China be ruled by a woman, she told them Confucianism sucks, dumped it as the official Imperial religion, and started building a bunch of temples and shit for a previously-lesser-known faith called Buddhism.
The Buddhists were so pumped they carved a hundred-foot tall Buddha out of a limestone cliff face near her capital and carved it to look like her. The Chinese Cersei Lannister went along with this shit for like a year, then eventually took an incredible step that no Chinese woman ever had the balls to do or would ever have the balls to do again — she said fuck it, deposed her son, and declared a new Imperial Dynasty.
Then she moved the capital to a different city, declared future Emperors would pass through the maternal line, and ordered all those fucking asshole misogynist Confucian scholars to start writing epic heroic biographies of great women from Chinese History.
Those that refused were buried alive. She continued improving the lives of the peasants, made the government stronger and more efficient, and led her newly-refurbished badass army on a half-dozen massively-successful military campaigns that stomped out barbarian tribes, lawless warlords, and seditious rebels with equal zeal and impunity.
In her fifty-plus years as the fucking sole autocratic dictator of Imperial China, Empress Wu never faced a serious coup or rebellion attempt. She abdicated the throne peacefully to her son in AD at the age of 80, and died a year later in her bed with a fucking smile on her face.
Her tomb is marked by a giant dick-shaped stone marker with absolutely nothing written on it. With the Empress Wu, nobody could find any words.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. The Empress of China is a Chinese television drama based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty, starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian—the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Empress Wu and Her Male Concubines (Concubinus) This was also true for the only Empress of China, Wu Zetian, who continued the same tradition. The first male concubine we want to discuss is Xue Huaiyi, who met Empress Wu when she was 61 years old.
His original name was Feng Xiaobao and he was known for his handsome . May 16, · From the start of the Qin dynasty in BC until the end of the Qing dynasty in , China was ruled by hundreds of emperors.
Most of these men were ethnically Chinese, although some were also Mongol or Manchu. In , Wu's youngest son removed himself from office, and Wu Zetian was declared emperor of China. In spite of her ruthless climb to power, her rule proved to be benign.
She found the best people she could to run the . 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 of China is a Chinese television drama based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty, starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian—the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor. 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. Empress Wu Zetian ( AD) was the only woman to be the sovereign ruler of imperial China. A teenage concubine of the Tang Emperor Taizong, she seduced his son while the emperor lay dying.