List of Emperors of China

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This is a list of the rulers of China from 221 BC to AD 1911. These rulers named themselves 皇帝 (Mandarin: huangdi); in English, we normally say they were emperors.

All of them were men but Wu Zetian.

Rulers of the Qin Dynasty (211–206 BC)[change | edit source]

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Rulers of the Qin Dynasty:

First Emperor | Second Emperor | Third Emperor

Rulers of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)[change | edit source]

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Rulers of the Ming Dynasty:

Hongwu Emperor | Jianwen Emperor | Yongle Emperor | Hongxi Emperor | Xuande Emperor | Qianlong Emperor | Zhengtong Emperor | Jingtai Emperor | Chenghua Emperor | Hongzhi Emperor | Zhengde Emperor | Jiajing Emperor | Longqing Emperor | Wanli Emperor | Taichang Emperor | Tianqi Emperor | Chongzhen Emperor

Rulers of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)[change | edit source]

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Rulers of the Qing Dynasty:

Taizu Emperor | Huang Taiji | Shunzhi Emperor | Kangxi Emperor | Yongzheng Emperor | Qianlong Emperor | Jiaqing Emperor | Daoguang Emperor | Xianfeng Emperor | Tongzhi Emperor | Guangxu Emperor | Xuantong Emperor