The Info List - Xiong Yan (elder)

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Xiong Yan (Chinese: 熊延, died 848 BC) was the ninth viscount of the state of Chu during the Western Zhou Dynasty of ancient China. Like other early Chu rulers, he held the hereditary noble rank of viscount first granted to his ancestor Xiong Yi by King Cheng of Zhou.[1] Xiong Yan succeeded his older brother Xiong Zhi, who abdicated due to illness.[2] The Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji) says that he killed Xiong Zhi and usurped the throne,[1] but this account is contradicted by earlier history books Zuo Zhuan and Guoyu.[2] Xiong Yan died in 848 BC and was succeeded by his elder son Xiong Yong. His younger son, also Xiong Yan (熊嚴, different in Chinese characters), ascended the throne after Xiong Yong's death.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012.  ^ a b Ziju (子居). 清华简《楚居》解析 (in Chinese). jianbo.org. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

Xiong Yan House of Mi  Died: 848 BC

Regnal titles

Preceded by Xiong Zhi Viscount of Chu ?–848 BC Succeeded by Xiong Yong

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