The first place: Zhao Tuo, Emperor Wu of South Vietnam, was 103 years old.
Zhao Tuo was born in Zhending County, Hengshan County (now Zhengding, Hebei). He was originally a general of the Qin Dynasty. He was ordered by Qin Shihuang to lead his army south to attack the land of Baiyue. At the end of the Qin Dynasty, the Central Plains was in turmoil, Zhao Tuo took advantage of the situation and sent troops to guard the pass, separated the Lingnan, established the Nanyue Kingdom, and called himself “Nanyue Wuwang”.
After Liu Bang established the Western Han Dynasty, he sent his doctor Lu Jia to South Vietnam to persuade Zhao Tuo to submit. Zhao Tuo surrendered to the Western Han Dynasty, and the Nanyue Kingdom became a vassal state of the Western Han Dynasty. After Liu Bang’s death, the relationship between Zhao Tuo and the Western Han Dynasty deteriorated. He called himself “Emperor Wudi of South Vietnam” and began to deal with political affairs as emperor to contend with the Western Han Dynasty.
The second place: Emperor Qianlong, who was eighty-eight years old.
Qianlong, whose real name was Aixinjueluo Hongli, was born in the 50th year of Kangxi (AD 1711) and died in the fourth year of Jiaqing (AD 1799).
The third place: Xiao Yan, Emperor Wu of Liang, was eighty-five years old.
Xiao Yan, courtesy name Shuda, was the founding emperor of Nanliang. Born in 464 AD, died in 549 AD.
Xiao Yan is the twenty-fifth grandson of Xiao He, a famous Prime Minister of the Western Han Dynasty, and was born in the Xiao family in Lanling. He was originally a general of the Southern Qi Dynasty, but later became a powerful minister of the Southern Qi Dynasty, usurped the throne and proclaimed himself emperor, and established Nanliang.
In the early days of Xiao Yan’s reign, he worked hard to govern, and he can be called a Mingjun. Under his governance, Nanliang was prosperous and the people were safe, and the national power became stronger and stronger, and it had an advantage in the confrontation with the Northern Wei Dynasty. In his later years, Xiao Yan became a faint king, ignoring the government for a long time and doing many wrong things. Hou Jingqian, a rebel general from the Eastern Wei Dynasty, came to Nanliang, and Emperor Wu of Liang took him in, but led wolves into his house. Later, Hou Jing raised his troops to rebel, and the “Hou Jing Rebellion” broke out. Emperor Wu of Liang was besieged by Hou Jing in Taicheng (Miyagi). The sons of Emperor Wu of Liang were unwilling to lead the army to rescue Xiao Yan, and they all stopped and watched outside Jiankang City. . Emperor Wu of Liang couldn’t get food to satisfy his hunger, and finally starved to death.
If there was no “Hou Jing Rebellion”, Emperor Wu of Liang could live a few more years, and it should not be a problem to exceed Qianlong’s age.
Fourth place: Wu Zetian, at the age of eighty-one.
Wu Zetian, the founding emperor of Wu Zhou, is the only female emperor in Chinese history. Born in 624 AD, died in 705 AD.
Wu Zetian was a very talented female emperor who was observant and good at judging, knowing people and doing things well, and the history books of later generations spoke highly of her.
The fifth place: Qian Liu, king of Wuyue (pronounced the same as “Liu”), was eighty years old.
Qian Liu, a native of Lin’an, Hangzhou, was the founder of Wuyue Kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. The temple name is “Taizu” and the posthumous title is “King Wusu”.
The sixth place: Zhao Gou, Emperor Gaozong of Song Dynasty, was eighty years old.
Zhao Gou, courtesy name Deji, the ninth son of Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty, Zhao Ji, was the founding emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty. Born in 1107 AD, died in 1187 AD.
During Zhao Gou’s reign, he was afraid of gold like a tiger, reused the main peace faction, and insisted on negotiating peace with the state of Jin. In 1162 AD, the fifty-five-year-old Zhao Gou had no interest in government affairs, so he abdicated voluntarily and passed the throne to the crown prince Zhao Wei. Zhao Gou was not Zhao Gou’s biological son, but Zhao Gou’s adopted son. However, Zhao Xuan was very filial and respectful to Zhao Gou, and Zhao Gou comfortably served as the Supreme Emperor for twenty-five years.
Seventh place: Kublai Khan, the ancestor of the Yuan Dynasty, was seventy-nine years old.
Kublai Khan, full name Boer Jijin Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, the founding emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. Born in 1215 AD, died in 1294 AD.
Eighth place: Li Longji, Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, was seventy-seven years old.
Li Longji, the grandson of Tang Gaozong Li Zhi and the third son of Tang Ruizong Li Dan, is therefore called “Li Sanlang”. Born in 685 AD, died in 762 AD.
If Li Longji hadn’t died in his later years, he could have lived longer. He was under house arrest by his son, depressed and depressed.
Ninth place: Wang Jian, the former emperor of Shu, was seventy-one years old.
Wang Jian, born in Wuyang, Xuzhou (now Wuyang, Henan), was the founding emperor of the former Shu during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Born in 847 AD, died in 918 AD.
At the end of the Tang Dynasty, Wang Jian became a general of the Shence Army because of his meritorious escort. Later, he was squeezed out by the courtiers and left the court to become the governor of Lizhou. After that, he attacked Xichuan and occupied the land of Shu. In 907 A.D., the power minister Zhu Wen usurped Tang and proclaimed himself emperor, and established the Houliang. Wang Jian was unwilling to submit to Zhu Wen, so he also proclaimed himself emperor. The country was named Dashu and the capital was Chengdu.
Tenth place: Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang, who was seventy years old.
Zhu Yuanzhang, born in Haozhou (now Fengyang, Anhui), born in 1328 AD and died in 1398 AD, was the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty.
Zhu Yuanzhang was born in poverty. When he was a child, he worked as a monk and a beggar for his livelihood. Later, he defected to Guo Zixing, the leader of the uprising army, and gradually emerged.
Zhu Yuanzhang was courageous and resourceful, constantly recruiting talents, and his power continued to grow, defeating Chen Youliang, Zhang Shicheng and other contemporaries. In 1368 AD, Zhu Yuanzhang proclaimed himself emperor in Yingtian (now Nanjing) and established the Ming Dynasty, with Nanjing as its capital and Hongwu as its reign name. After that, Zhu Yuanzhang ordered Xu Da and Chang Yuchun to lead an army to the Northern Expedition, capture Yuan Dadu, and destroy the Yuan Dynasty.
Zhu Yuanzhang was an emperor with great talent and strategy. He achieved a lot in his life and had a very high status in history. Many people think that Zhu Yuanzhang is the “most righteous” emperor.
According to statistics, the average life expectancy of ancient emperors was only about 39 years old, not even 40 years old. In this comparison, the ten emperors mentioned above are really long-lived.
(The pictures in this article come from the Internet)