Yang Xuangan

Yang Xuangan (楊玄感 Yáng Xuángǎn) (died 613) was an official of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.wikipedia
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Yang Su

He was the son of the powerful official Yang Su, and, as he knew that Emperor Yang was apprehensive of his father, was never quite secure.
His son Yang Xuangan later rebelled against Emperor Yang in 613 but was defeated and killed, and Yang Su's other sons were also executed.

Emperor Yang of Sui

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He was the son of the powerful official Yang Su, and, as he knew that Emperor Yang was apprehensive of his father, was never quite secure.
However, at this time, news arrived that Yang Su's son Yang Xuangan had rebelled near Luoyang.

Li Mi (Sui dynasty)

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He particularly trusted Li Mi, also from a noble house.
He initially was the strategist of the Sui general Yang Xuangan, who rebelled against Emperor Yang of Sui in 613 but failed, and Li subsequently led a rebellion against Emperor Yang in his own right in 617.

Goguryeo

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In 613, when Emperor Yang was attacking Goguryeo, he rebelled near the eastern capital Luoyang, but was soon defeated.
The 613 and 614 campaigns were aborted after launch—the 613 campaign was terminated when the Sui general Yang Xuangan rebelled against Emperor Yang, while the 614 campaign was terminated after Goguryeo offered a truce and returned Husi Zheng, a defecting Sui general who had fled to Goguryeo, Emperor Yang later had Husi executed.

Yang Hao (Sui dynasty)

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As he saw how the imperial governance had deteriorated under Emperor Yang and believed how many officials who were prior subordinates of his father Yang Su would support him, he plotted to depose Emperor Yang and declaring Emperor Yang's nephew Yang Hao the Prince of Qin emperor.
By 613, Yang Hao was serving as the commander of the militia in Heyang Commandery (河陽, roughly modern Jiaozuo, Henan) when the general Yang Xuangan rebelled nearby.

Yang Tong

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However, as Li had predicted, Tang had warned Emperor Yang's grandson Yang Tong the Prince of Yue and the official Fan Zigai, whom Emperor Yang left in charge of Luoyang, and Luoyang's defenses had been prepared.
Subsequently, while Emperor Yang was in Goguryeo territory, the general Yang Xuangan rebelled near Luoyang, and Fan defended Luoyang under Yang Tong's command.

Book of Sui

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In the Book of Sui, Yang Xuangan was described as a courageous and stalwart man with a shiny and thick beard.

Yuwen Shu

Further, the forward forces returning from the Goguryeo front, under the command of Qutu Tong and Yuwen Shu, soon arrived as well, and while Yang Xuangan attempted to prevent them from crossing the Yellow River, attacks from Fan prevented Yang Xuangan from being able to cut Qutu and Yuwen off at the Yellow River, allowing them to cross.
In the midst of the campaign, however, news arrived that Yang Su's son Yang Xuangan had rebelled near the eastern capital Luoyang.

History of China

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Yang Xuangan (楊玄感 Yáng Xuángǎn) (died 613) was an official of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.

Sui dynasty

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Yang Xuangan (楊玄感 Yáng Xuángǎn) (died 613) was an official of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.

Luoyang

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In 613, when Emperor Yang was attacking Goguryeo, he rebelled near the eastern capital Luoyang, but was soon defeated.

Developmental disability

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Yang Xuangan was considered by some to be developmentally disabled while in his childhood, but his father believed that not to be the case, and as he grew, he was studious and known for his strength and martial skills, he was particularly skillful at mounted archery, as well as the use of spears.

Mounted archery

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Yang Xuangan was considered by some to be developmentally disabled while in his childhood, but his father believed that not to be the case, and as he grew, he was studious and known for his strength and martial skills, he was particularly skillful at mounted archery, as well as the use of spears.

Spear

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Yang Xuangan was considered by some to be developmentally disabled while in his childhood, but his father believed that not to be the case, and as he grew, he was studious and known for his strength and martial skills, he was particularly skillful at mounted archery, as well as the use of spears.

Emperor Wen of Sui

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Because of his father's accomplishments, Yang Xuangan was repeatedly honored by Sui's founder Emperor Wen as well.

Chen dynasty

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In 589, after his father's contributions in the conquest of Chen Dynasty, which allowed Sui to unite China, Yang Xuangan was given the honorific office of Yitong Sansi (儀同三司, fifth rank, first division, in Sui's system of nine ranks with two divisions each).

Heir apparent

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Unlike several of his brothers, Yang Xuangan was not created a ducal title, as he was his father's heir apparent and expected to eventually inherit his father's title.

Göktürks

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In 602, after Yang Su's victory over Tujue, Yang Xuangan was promoted to Zhuguo (柱國, second rank, first division) -- the same rank that his father was at, and at imperial gatherings, father and son stood in the same area.

Wuhan

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During Emperor Wen's reign, Yang Xuangan served as the governor of Ying Province (郢州, roughly modern Wuhan, Hubei), and was said to be an effective monitor of his subordinate officials, finding out both their good deeds and evil deeds and rewarding or punishing them appropriately.

Hubei

Hubei ProvinceHupehHubei, China
During Emperor Wen's reign, Yang Xuangan served as the governor of Ying Province (郢州, roughly modern Wuhan, Hubei), and was said to be an effective monitor of his subordinate officials, finding out both their good deeds and evil deeds and rewarding or punishing them appropriately.

Shangqiu

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He later served as the governor of Song Province (宋州, roughly modern Shangqiu, Henan), but while still at that position, his father Yang Su died in 604.

Henan

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He later served as the governor of Song Province (宋州, roughly modern Shangqiu, Henan), but while still at that position, his father Yang Su died in 604. In 613, as Emperor Yang was launching his second campaign against Goguryeo, he put Yang Xuangan in charge of ensuring food supplies at the important shipping junction of Liyang (黎陽, in modern Hebi, Henan).

Tuyuhun

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As he followed Emperor Yang on a campaign against Tuyuhun in 609, he saw how disorganized the Emperor's train was and considered an ambush at that point, but his uncle Yang Shen dissuaded him from the action.

Hebi

Hebi Municipal Education BureauHebi, Henan
In 613, as Emperor Yang was launching his second campaign against Goguryeo, he put Yang Xuangan in charge of ensuring food supplies at the important shipping junction of Liyang (黎陽, in modern Hebi, Henan).

Chang'an

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He summoned Li Mi and his brother Yang Xuanting from the capital Chang'an, and his brothers Yang Xuanzong and Yang Wandan from the Goguryeo front, but Yang Wandan was captured and executed.