Xiong Yan (Chinese: 熊嚴, died 828 BC) was from 837 to 828 BC the
11th viscount of the state of Chu during the
Western Zhou Dynasty
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.
Xiong Yan's father was also named Xiong Yan (熊延, different in
Chinese characters), who was succeeded as the ruler of Chu by his
older son Xiong Yong.
Xiong Yong died in 838 BC and the younger Xiong
Yan succeeded his older brother.
Xiong Yan had four sons:
Xiong Shuang (熊霜), Xiong Xue (熊雪),
Xiong Kan (熊堪), and
Xiong Xun (熊徇). When Xiong Yan died in 828
BC he was succeeded by his first son Xiong Shuang. However, when Xiong
Shuang died six years later, Xiong Yan's three younger sons fought one
another for the throne. The youngest son
Xiong Xun was ultimately
victorious and ascended the throne, while Xiong Xue was killed and
Xiong Kan escaped to Pu (濮).
^ a b c Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand
Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012.
House of Mi
Died: 828 BC
Viscount of Chu
Monarchs of Chu
Xiong Yan (elder)
Xiong Yan (younger)