FEIZI (Chinese : 非子; died 858 BC), also known by the title QIN YING, was the founder of the ancient Chinese state of Qin , predecessor of the Qin Dynasty that would conquer all other Chinese states and unite China in 221 BC.
* 1 Mythical origin of Qin * 2 Ancestry * 3 Founding of Qin * 4 After death * 5 Notes * 6 References
MYTHICAL ORIGIN OF QIN
According to the founding myths of Qin recorded in the Records of the
Grand Historian by Han
During the Shang
Dynasty , Boyi's descendant
Zhongjue was in charge
of Xichui (西垂, also called Quanqiu, in present-day Li County,
FOUNDING OF QIN
Feizi lived in Xichui and was a skilled horse breeder. King Xiao of
Zhou learned of his reputation and put him in charge of breeding and
training horses for the Zhou army. To reward his contributions, King
Xiao wanted to make
Feizi his father's legal heir instead of his
half-brother Cheng. However, Marquis of Shen, Cheng's grandfather,
objected and said that the
Rong people would revolt if the king
deposed Cheng. The king changed his mind and awarded
Feizi the small
fief of Qin instead (in present-day
Zhangjiachuan County ,
This was the beginning of the
State of Qin that would over six
centuries later conquer all other states and unify China under the
Qin Shi Huang
Feizi died in 858 BC and was succeeded by his son, known as the Marquis of Qin . In 842 BC the Rong people rebelled, destroying the clan of Feizi's half-brother at Xichui. Twenty years later, Feizi's great-grandson Qin Zhong was also killed by the Rong in 822 BC. However, Qin Zhong's son and successor Duke Zhuang of Qin defeated the Rong and annexed Xichui, thus reuniting the territories of the two branches of the House of Ying.
* ^ Also formerly romanized as FEI-TSE and FEITSA.
* ^ p. 12.
* ^ Birks, Thomas Rawson (1878), Commentary on the Book of Isaiah,
p. 247 .
* ^ A B C D E
Feizi HOUSE OF YING DIED: 858 BC
NEW CREATION RULER OF QIN ?–858 BC Succeeded by Marquis of Qin
* v * t * e
Rulers of Qin
STATE OF QIN
* Duke Xiang * Duke Wen * Duke Xian * Chuzi I * Duke Wu * Duke De * Duke Xuan * Duke Cheng * Duke Mu * Duke Kang * Duke Gong * Duke Huan * Duke Jing * Duke Ai * Duke Hui I * Duke Dao * Duke Ligong * Duke Zao * Duke Huai * Duke Ling * Duke Jian * Duke Hui II * Chuzi II * Duke Xian * Duke Xiao * King Huiwen * King Wu * King Zhaoxiang * King Xiaowen * King Zhuangxiang
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