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Guo Shengtong

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Guo Shengtong
Empress consort of the Eastern Han Dynasty
Tenure10 July 26[1] – 1 December 41[2]
SpouseEmperor Guangwu of Han (m. 24)
IssueLiu Qiang, Prince Gong of Donghai
Liu Fu, Prince Pei
Liu Kang, Prince An of Jinan
Liu Yan, Prince Ji of Fuling
Liu Yan, Prince Jian of Zhongshan
FatherGuo Chang, Marquess Si of Yin'an

Guo Shengtong (6[3] – 22 July 52 CE[4]) was a Chinese empress. Guo was the first empress of the founder of Eastern Han, Liu Xiu, but she was overthrown in 41, while maintaining respect and honor among the people.

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  1. 6th month of the 2nd year of the Jian'wu era, per Emperor Guangwu's biography in Book of the Later Han. Her son Liu Qiang was made Crown Prince on the same day.
  2. xinsi day of the 10th month of the 17th year of the Jian'wu era, per Emperor Guangwu's biography in Book of the Later Han. Yin Lihua was made empress on the same day.
  3. Lady Guo's age when she died was not recorded in her biography in Book of the Later Han. However, her biography did indicate that her brother Guo Kuang was younger than her, and was 16 (by East Asian reckoning) in 25 (1st year of the Jian'wu era).
  4. dingmao day of the 6th month of the 28th year of the Jian'wu era, per Emperor Guangwu's biography in Book of the Later Han