Later Yan

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Later Yan (後燕)

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Later Yan in 391 AD
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Later Yan in 398 AD
CapitalZhongshan (386-397)
Longcheng (397-409)
Murong Chui
Murong Bao
Lan Han
Murong Sheng
Murong Xi
Murong Yun
 Establishment of Zhongshan as capital
8 February 386 [1] [2]
  Murong Chui's claim of imperial title
15 February 386 [2] [3]
 Evacuation of Zhongshan
27 April 397 [4] [5]
  Murong Xi's death
16 September 407 [6] [7]
6 November [8] [9] 409
Preceded by
Succeeded by
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Northern Wei Blank.png
Southern Yan Blank.png
Northern Yan Blank.png
Today part of China

The Later Yan (simplified Chinese :后燕; traditional Chinese :後燕; pinyin :Hòu Yān; 384-407 or 409) was a MurongXianbei state, located in modern-day northeast China, during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China. [10]


All rulers of the Later Yan declared themselves "emperors".

Rulers of the Later Yan

Temple names Posthumous names Family names and given name Durations of reigns Era names and their according durations
Shizu (世祖)Wucheng (武成) Murong Chui 384-396Yanwang (燕王) 384-386
Jianxing (建興) 386-396
Liezong (烈宗)Huimin (惠愍) Murong Bao 396-398Yongkang (永康) 396-398
Lan Han 398Qinglong (青龍/青龙) 398
Zhongzong (中宗)Zhaowu (昭武) Murong Sheng 398-401Jianping (建平) 398
Changle (長樂) 399-401
Zhaowen (昭文) Murong Xi 401-407Guangshi (光始) 401-406
Jianshi (建始) 407
Huiyi (惠懿) Murong Yun 1
or Gao Yun 1
407-409Zhengshi (正始) 407-409
1 The family name of Gao Yun was changed to Murong when he was adopted by the royal family. If Gao Yun was counted as a ruler of the Later Yan, the state would end in 409. It ended in 407 otherwise.

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