Emperor wu zetian was considered 'an excellent woman politician in chinese feudal time' by dr sun yat-sen's wife soong ching-ling she had many titles: the concubine of emperor taizong, the empress of emperor gaozong, the mother of emperor zhongzong and emperor ruizong, and a nun in the temple. China's emperor of evil ways to watch watch videos in china's valley of the kings, there stands a tall, carved stone it honors the resting place of a woman named wu zetian, who rose from concubine to become china's only female emperor. Wu zetian (624 - december 16, 705), alternatively named wu zhao, wu hou, during the later tang dynasty as tian hou, in english as empress consort wu or by the deprecated term empress wu, was a chinese sovereign who ruled unofficially as empress consort and empress dowager and officially as empress regnant (皇帝) during the brief zhou. Wu zetian was a very beautiful girl and so became one of emperor taizong's concubines at the age of 14 she originally began as the concubine who did the laundry however, after she impressed the emperor with her intellectual insights, she became his secretary. The tang emperor taizong was the first to promote wu, whom he gave the nickname fair flatterer-a reference not to her personal qualities but to the lyrics of a popular song of the day.
Wu zetian was the first and only empress of china skillfully, she worked her way up, entering the imperial court of emperor tang taizong as a concubine. Wu zetian, concubine and housemaid to the emperor, became the supreme ruler of china and became the great proponent of buddism she had been born of a noble family in a time of taoism and confucius divine women is a holly hapless brand by stephen walker. She had been chosen to become one of the emperor's hundreds of concubines in his court years later she became wu zetian, the only female in chinese history to rule as emperor to some she was an autocrat, ruthless in her desire to gain and keep power.
Wu zetian, empress in the tang dynasty harem ( public domain ) consorts in the imperial chinese harem underneath the empress were the consorts the number and ranks of these consorts differed according to the ruling dynasty. Wu zetain: tang dynasty empress and emperor wu zetian (624-705) was the only female emperor in china's history she ruled the tang dynasty as empress (655-690), and then as emperor for 15 years, in the seldom-mentioned zhou dynasty. In 690, wu's youngest son removed himself from office, and wu zetian was declared emperor of china in spite of her ruthless climb to power, her rule proved to be benign she found the best people she could to run the government, and treated those she trusted fairly.
Wu first entered the court as the emperor taizong's (599-649ad) concubine in her early teens and, after his death, taken by his son and successor, gaozong (628-83ad), to become his consort. Wu zetian was a chinese historical figure, who, in different stages of her life, was a concubine, empress consort, empress dowager and empress regent she was the only woman in the history of china to have called herself huangdi, a title that only the emperors of china had used since the time of qin shi huang. The daughter of wu shihuo and lady yang, wu zetian had been born into a well-off family, and grew up a well-educated girl by the age of 14, she had been appointed as an imperial concubine to emperor taizong. Wu zetian's story has been the subject of many adaptations, most recently a tv series called the empress of china the series is produced by and stars fan bingbing as wu, and is the most expensive in chinese history. Consort xiao, imperial consort rank shufei (蕭淑妃, personal name unknown) (died 655), was a concubine of emperor gaozong of tang (li zhi) she was initially favored by him and bore him a son and two daughters -- li sujie and the princesses yiyang and gao'an—but later, after her romantic rival empress wang introduced another concubine, consort wu (later known as wu zetian), to emperor.
Wu zhao entered the palace of the tang emperor taizong (ruled 626-649) in 638, at the age of 14, as a junior concubine by that time, the tang dynasty had recently reunited china, largely through the efforts of taizong. I n ancient chinese history, it has been documented that chinese emperors accommodated thousands of concubines this was also true for the only empress of china, wu zetian, who continued the same tradition. Today we're going to take a look at china's first female emperor in 3,000 years of chinese history () wu zetian a lady whose life was full of sex, scandal, murder and a never ending quest for all of the power born in the 7th century wu started life lower down the social ladder.
wu zetian was born into a rich and noble family as a child she was taught to write, read the chinese classics and to play music at the age of fourteen, this accomplished child became a concubine to emperor taizong. Wu zetian was born into a rich and noble family as a child she was taught to write, read the chinese classics and to play music at the age of fourteen, this accomplished child became a concubine to emperor taizong she was given the title cairer her perspicacity set her apart from others in the. Cleopatra and empress wu zetian were two very powerful women of their time cleopatra, last pharaoh of egypt as queen of egypt, cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in history cleopatra's family ruled eygpt for more than 100 years before she was born around 69 bc empress wu zetian. During china's tang dynasty, wu zetian, a concubine to emperor gaozong, found herself engaged in a power struggle between the emperor's wife, lady wang, and his first concubine, xiao shufei, for the place of honor in the emperor's life.
Empress wu zetian (also known as empress consort wu, wu hou, wu mei niang, mei-niang, and wu zhao, 624-705 ce, r 690-704 ce) was the only female emperor in the history of china she reigned during the tang dynasty (618-907 ce) and was one of the most effective and controversial monarchs in china's history. Wu zetian - a woman's journey to rule one of the more extraordinary figures of chinese history, wu zetian was the only female to rule as emperor of china, rising to power in the time of the tang dynasty, (618 to 903) a period of comparative peace and freedom for women.
The favorite concubine of the chinese emperor has just given birth to a baby girl instead of seeing her child, she sees an opportunity hoping to dethrone the current empress wang and take her place, wu zetian takes her baby into her arms for the last time and strangles the infant. 42 the iron throne wu's rise to the throne would fit in perfectly with game of thronesshe was a favored concubine of emperor gaozong, and eventually gave birth to a child fathered by him. Wu zetian was born into a well-to-do merchant family in the waning days of the reign of the first tang emperor historians say she was a stubborn child who reportedly spurned traditional women's pursuits, instead preferring to read and learn about politics. Wu zetian is her post-death name, while she was known as wu zhao in life zetian means emulator of heaven, a claim that, if true, would indicate that there's a wild time going on behind the pearly gates.