Liu Wu, Prince of Chu
Sat, 2017-Dec-02 03:14 UTC
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Liu Wu (simplified Chinese: 刘戊; traditional Chinese: 劉戊; pinyin: Liǘ Wù, died 154 BC) was the son of Liu Yingke, Prince Yi of Chu. After the short reign of his father, he inherited the title Prince of Chu in 174 BC. In 155 BC, Empress Dowager Bo died: Liu Wu was caught drinking during the grieving period, so Emperor Jing of Han reduced the size of his land. Wu was later convinced to join the Rebellion of the Seven States by Li Pi despite objections from his prime minister and tutor. Wu put both of them to death.
In 154, he launched his campaign against the principality of Liang but was defeated by Zhou Yafu. When remaining troops surrendered and his supply cutoff, Wu committed suicide. His son Liu Li was allowed to succeed the Prince of Chu title despite the rebellion.
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