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Jiaqing Emperor

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The Jiaqing Emperor (13 November 1760 – 2 September 1820), whose personal name is Yongyan, was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the fifth Qing emperor to rule over China proper, from 1796 to 1820.

He was the 15th son of the Qianlong Emperor.

During his reign, he prosecuted Heshen, the corrupt favorite of his father, and attempted to restore order within the Qing Empire while curbing the smuggling of opium into China.

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