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February 17, 624

“When one’s aim is to achieve greatness… everyone is expendable” Empress Wu Zeitian 

Empress Wu Zetian, the first and only female Emperor of China, is born.

Empress Wu Zetian alternatively named Wu Zhao, Wu Hou, and during the later Tang dynasty as Tian Hou, also referred to 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 later, officially as empress regnant (皇帝) during the brief Zhou dynasty (周, 684–705), which interrupted the Tang dynasty (618–690 & 705–907). Wu was the sole officially recognized empress regnant of China in more than two millennia.

Empress Wu Zetian – Emperor – Associated Links:

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Link to Photo Credit: Wu Zetian

 

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