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Wen Wu Ding or Wen Ding (Chinese: 文丁) was a king of the Shang dynasty of China
China
from 1112 to 1102 BC.[1][2] Biography[edit] According to Bamboo Annals, his capital was at Yin (殷) or Zimou.[3] In the second year of his reign, his vassal Jili of Zhou attacked the Yanjing Rong (燕京戎), but they defeated him.[4] During his third year, the Huan River (洹水) dried up. In his fourth year, Jili attacked the Yuwu Rong (余无戎) and was victorious, making Yuwu into a Zhou client. In his seventh year, Jili attacked the Hu Rong (呼戎) and was again victorious. Several years later, Jili defeated the Xitu Rong (翳徒戎) and captured three of their generals. Worried that Zhou was growing too powerful, Wen Ding sent Jili to a city called Saiku (塞库) and had him killed there. References[edit]

^ Shang dynasty
Shang dynasty
by N.S. Gill, About.com Guide ^ The Cambridge History of Ancient China ^ Bamboo Annals ^ Sima Qian, Records of the Grand Historian

Wen Ding Shang dynasty

Regnal titles

Preceded by Wu Yi (ruler) King of China c. 1112 BC – c. 1102 BC Succeeded by Di Yi

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Kings of the Shang dynasty

Early Shang

Da Yi Da Ding Da Jia Bu Bing Da Geng Xiao Jia Da Wu Lü Ji Zhong Ding Bu Ren Jian Jia Zu Yi Zu Xin Qiang Jia Zu Ding Nan Geng Xiang Jia

Yin period

Pan Geng Xiao Xin Xiao Yi Wu Ding Zu Geng Zu Jia Lin Xin Kang Ding Wu Yi Wen Wu Ding Di Yi Di Xin

Xia → Shang → Zhou → Qin → Han → 3 Kingdoms → Jìn / 16 Kingdoms → S. Dynasties / N. Dynasties → Sui → Tang → 5 Dynasties & 10 Kingdoms → Liao / Song / W. Xia / Jīn → Yuan → Ming →

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