Chen dynasty

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The Chen dynasty (557-589), also known as the Southern Chen, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty.wikipedia
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Northern and Southern dynasties

Southern and Northern DynastiesSouthern DynastiesNorthern Dynasties
The Chen dynasty (557-589), also known as the Southern Chen, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty.
The Northern dynasties began in 439 when the Northern Wei conquered the Northern Liang to unite northern China and ended in 589 when Sui dynasty extinguished the Chen dynasty.

Emperor Wu of Chen

Chen BaxianEmperor WuChen Wu Di
The founder of the dynasty, Chen Baxian, had been granted the title of "Prince of Chen", and on taking the throne he followed the Chinese practice of using his former princely title as the name of the new dynasty. When the dynasty was founded by Emperor Wu, it was exceedingly weak, possessing only a small portion of the territory once held by its predecessor Liang dynasty—and that portion was devastated by wars that had doomed Liang.
Emperor Wu of Chen (503–559), personal name Chen Baxian, courtesy name Xingguo, nickname Fasheng, was the first emperor of the Chen dynasty of China.

Liang dynasty

LiangSouthern LiangLiang Empire
When the dynasty was founded by Emperor Wu, it was exceedingly weak, possessing only a small portion of the territory once held by its predecessor Liang dynasty—and that portion was devastated by wars that had doomed Liang.
It was located in East China and South China, and replaced by the Chen dynasty in 557.

Emperor Wen of Chen

Emperor WenChen QianWen Di
However, Emperor Wu's successors Emperor Wen and Emperor Xuan were capable rulers, and the state gradually solidified and strengthened, becoming roughly equal in power to rivals Northern Zhou and Northern Qi.
Emperor Wen of Chen (522–566), personal name Chen Qian, courtesy name Zihua, was an emperor of the Chinese Chen Dynasty.

Sui dynasty

SuiSui ChinaSui Empire
The Chen dynasty (557-589), also known as the Southern Chen, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty. The Sui general Yang Su suppressed various Chen rebels in campaigns during the early 590s.
In his campaign for southern conquest, Emperor Wen assembled thousands of boats to confront the naval forces of the Chen dynasty on the Yangtze River.

Emperor Xuan of Chen

Chen XuEmperor XuanXuan Di
However, Emperor Wu's successors Emperor Wen and Emperor Xuan were capable rulers, and the state gradually solidified and strengthened, becoming roughly equal in power to rivals Northern Zhou and Northern Qi.
Emperor Xuan of Chen (530–582), personal name Chen Xu, courtesy name Shaoshi, nickname Shili, was an emperor of the Chen dynasty of China.

Chen Shubao

Houzhu
To make matters worse, its final emperor Chen Shubao was an incompetent and indulgent ruler, and Chen was eventually destroyed by Northern Zhou's successor state Sui.
Chen Shubao (, 553–604), also known as Houzhu of Chen, posthumous name Duke Yáng of Chángchéng, courtesy name ), nickname, was the last emperor of Chen China, which was conquered by Sui China.

Northern Qi

Northern Qi DynastyBeiqiQi
However, Emperor Wu's successors Emperor Wen and Emperor Xuan were capable rulers, and the state gradually solidified and strengthened, becoming roughly equal in power to rivals Northern Zhou and Northern Qi.
Northern Qi was the strongest state out of the three main states (the other two being Northern Zhou state and Chen Dynasty) in China when it was established.

Book of Chen

The Book of Chen or Chen Shu (Chén Shū) was the official history of the Chen dynasty, one of the Southern Dynasties of China.

Yang Su

The Sui general Yang Su suppressed various Chen rebels in campaigns during the early 590s.
In 578, he served under the general Wang Gui in defeating the Chen Dynasty general Wu Mingche, and for this contribution, Emperor Wu created his brother Yang Shen the Marquess of Yi'an.

Emperor Fei of Chen

Emperor FeiChen BozongFei Di
– 570), personal name Chen Bozong, courtesy name Fengye, nickname Yaowang, also known by his post-removal title of Prince of Linhai, was an emperor of the Chinese Chen Dynasty.

History of the Southern Dynasties

History of Southern DynastiesNan Shi
It contain 80 volumes and covers the period from 420 to 589, the histories of Liu Song, Southern Qi, Liang dynasty, and Chen dynasty.

Zizhi Tongjian

Zhizhi TongjianComprehensive Mirror for Aid in GovernmentGeneral History of China

China

People's Republic of ChinaChineseCHN
The Chen dynasty (557-589), also known as the Southern Chen, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty.

Northern Zhou

Northern Zhou dynastyZhou dynastyfrom China
However, Emperor Wu's successors Emperor Wen and Emperor Xuan were capable rulers, and the state gradually solidified and strengthened, becoming roughly equal in power to rivals Northern Zhou and Northern Qi.

Rau peoples

Rau peopleLiáo (僚)Liáo (僚) peoples
During the short-lived dynasty, the Rau peoples to the south resumed raids against the region of Jiaozhi, perceiving the dynasty to be weak.

Jiaozhi

Giao ChỉJiaozhi CommanderyGiao Chi
During the short-lived dynasty, the Rau peoples to the south resumed raids against the region of Jiaozhi, perceiving the dynasty to be weak.

Vietnam

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Emperor Yang of Sui

Emperor YangYang GuangYángdi
In 588, he was granted command of the five armies that invaded the southern Chen dynasty and was widely praised for the success of this campaign.

Military history of the Northern and Southern dynasties

Officially starting with Liu Yu's usurpation of the Jin throne and creation of his Liu Song dynasty in 420, it ended in 589 with the Sui dynasty's conquest of Chen dynasty and reunification of China.

Zhang Lihua

Consort Zhang LihuaGuifei
Zhang Lihua (died 589) was an imperial consort of the Chinese Chen dynasty.

Wu Mingche

Wu Mingche (512–578), courtesy name Tongzhao, was a general of the Chinese dynasty Chen Dynasty.