Timeline of the Sui dynasty

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Sui dynasty

This is a timeline of the Sui dynasty.


5814 MarchYang Jian (Emperor Wen of Sui) replaces the Northern Zhou with the Sui dynasty [1]
582 Emperor Xuan of Chen dies and is succeeded by Chen Shubao [1]
583 Emperor Wen of Sui moves into Daxingcheng (Xi'an, Shaanxi) and abolishes the commanderies while promulgating the Kaihuang Code [1]
584Digs the Guangtong Canal [2]
587Annexes Western Liang [1]
588Launches expedition against the Chen dynasty [1]
589Takes Jiankang and annexes the Chen dynasty; so ends the Northern and Southern dynasties [1]


590 Yang Su crushes rebellions in annexed Chen territory [1]
592 Emperor Wen of Sui sends out commissioners to implement the equal-field system throughout the realm [1]
593The Cuanman rebel in Yunnan [3]
The Renshou Palace is built west of the capital [1]
The writing of National Histories by private individuals is banned [1]
594Severe drought hits Guanzhong but Emperor Wen of Sui leads its people to Luoyang for food [1]
595Construction of the Anji Bridge begins [4]
597 Tiantai sect founder Zhiyi dies [1]
A campaign is launched against the Cuanman [3]
598 Goguryeo–Sui War : First expedition against Goguryeo fails [1]
599Chief minister Gao Jiong deprived of power [1]
Yami Qaghan flees to the Sui dynasty [1]


60190,000 Turks submit [1]
602 Sui–Former Lý War : Sui forces under Liu Fang annex the Early Lý dynasty [5]
Sui destroys the Cuanman [3]
603 Yami Qaghan takes over Tulan Qaghan's lands after he dies [1]
60413 August Emperor Wen of Sui dies and is succeeded by Yang Guang (Emperor Yang of Sui) [6]
Yang Liang rebels in Bingzhou but is defeated [6]
605Sui forces under Liu Fang invade Champa and sack its capital [7]
Construction of a new Luoyang and the Tongji Canal begin [6]
The Anji Bridge is completed [4]
Emperor Yang of Sui visits Jiangdu [6]
606 Luoyang is completed and Emperor Yang of Sui returns from Jiangdu [6]
607 Yami Qaghan visits Emperor Yang of Sui in Luoyang [6]
Gao Jiong is killed [6]
Ono no Imoko visits China [6]
The Sui dynasty sends expeditions to an island known as Liuqiu, which may or may not be Taiwan, but is probably Ryukyu [8]
608The Yongji Canal is dug [6]
Pei Shiqing accompanies Ono no Imoko back to Japan [6]
609 Emperor Yang of Sui visits Zhangye [6]


610 Emperor Yang of Sui visits Jiangdu [6]
Construction of the Jiangnan Canal begins [6]
611 Goguryeo–Sui War : Emperor Yang of Sui arrives at Zhuojun to prepare for war with Goguryeo [6]
Wang Bo (王薄) rebels in Changbaishan (Zouping, Shandong) [6]
612 Goguryeo–Sui War : The invasion of Goguryeo fails [6]
613 Goguryeo–Sui War : Emperor Yang of Sui is forced to withdraw from the second invasion due to Yang Xuangan's rebellion in Liyang [6]
Du Fuwei and Fu Gongshi rebel [9]
614 Goguryeo–Sui War : Another invasion fails [6]
615 Shibi Khan lays siege to Yanmen [6]
616 Emperor Yang of Sui leaves for Jiangdu [6]
617 Li Mi and Zhai Rang rebel, seizing Luokou Granary and Huiluo Granary [6]
Li Yuan, regent of Taiyuan, rebels and takes Daxingcheng [6]
61811 April Emperor Yang of Sui is killed by strangulation in a coup led by his general Yuwen Huaji in Jiangdu [10]
12 June Li Yuan (Tang Gaozu - note that Tang emperor naming convention uses the posthumous Temple Name) deposes Emperor Gong of Sui and founds the Tang dynasty; so ends the Sui dynasty [10]

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