Empress Dowager Wu

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Li Jingchen
... Emperor Ruizong's powerful mother and regent Empress Dowager Wu (later known as Wu Zetian) by suggesting that she return imperial authorities to Emperor Ruizong ... Empress Dowager Wu arrested and demoted many officials who defended Pei, while promoting Li and the official who investigated Pei, Qian Weidao, to chancellor positions -- in Li's case, with the ... the day after Pei was executed -- just 10 days after Li was made chancellor -- Empress Dowager Wu removed the chancellor designation from Li, making him the deputy minister of vassal affairs ...
Wu Zetian - Biography - Full Power - Elimination of Suspected Rivals
... In 688, when Empress Dowager Wu was set to make sacrifices to the deity of the Luo River (洛水, flowing through the Henan province city of Luoyang, then the "Eastern Capital") ... Wu summoned senior members of Tang's Li imperial clan to Luoyang ... The other princes were not yet ready, however, and did not rise, and forces sent by Empress Dowager Wu and the local forces crushed Li Chong and Li Zhen's forces quickly ...
Li Duozuo - During Wu Zetian's Regency and Reign
... In 687, when Emperor Ruizong's mother Empress Dowager Wu (later known as Wu Zetian) served as regent, there was an invasion by the Eastern Tujue khan ... Empress Dowager Wu commissioned the ethnically Baekje general Heichi Changzhi, assisted by Li Duozuo, to defend against Ashina Gudulu's attack, and they were able to defeat Eastern Tujue forces at ... In 694—by which time Empress Dowager Wu had seized the throne from Emperor Ruizong, establishing a new Zhou Dynasty as its "emperor" and interrupting Tang—the Shiwei rose ...
Li Jingye - Rebellion Against Empress Dowager Wu - Launch
... He also had Luo Binwang draft a declaration against Empress Dowager Wu that was distributed to other prefecture, that stated The wrongfully ruling Lady Wu ... She finally was able to put on an empress' clothes and put our emperor in position of committing incest ... had previously been crown prince but who had been deposed in 680 and whom Empress Dowager Wu had forced to commit suicide earlier in 684—and claimed that Li Xian was still alive and approved of the ...
Emperor Taizong Of Song - Military Campaigns - Second Campaign Against Liao Dynasty
... As Emperor Shenzong was too young to rule the kingdom, Empress Dowager Xiao became the regent ... However, this time, Empress Dowager Xiao and Yelü Xiuge each led an army to support Zhuo ... In 988, the Liao armies led by Empress Dowager Xiao attacked the Song border again ...

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