Wu Zetian Timeline

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  • 624 CE - 705 CE
    Life of Wu Zhao, Empress Wu Zetian of China.
  • c. 638 CE
    Wu Zhao becomes concubine of Emperor Taizong.
  • c. 649 CE
    Wu Zhao becomes First Concubine of Emperor Gaozong.
  • 652 CE - 653 CE
    Wu Zhao gives birth to sons, angers Gaozong's wife.
  • 654 CE
    Wu Zhao gives birth to daughter who is murdered; Gaozong's wife found guilty.
  • 660 CE
    Wu Zhao is power behind throne, institutes secret police.
  • 666 CE
    Wu Zhao leads women to Mount Tai, officiates at religious ceremony.
  • 683 CE
    Wu Zhao takes power when Gaozong dies.
  • 683 CE - 690 CE
    Wu Zhao tries to rule through her sons.
  • 690 CE - 704 CE
    Reign of Empress Wu Zetian in China.
  • 690 CE
    Wu Zhao proclaims herself Empress Wu Zetian, ruling under her own authority.
  • 697 CE
    Wu Zetian begins to lose power over court and country.
  • 704 CE
    Wu Zetian forced to abdicate in favor of her son Zhongzong.
  • 705 CE
    Death of Wu Zetian, only female emperor of China.

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624 CE - 705 CE: Life of Wu Zhao, Empress Wu Zetian of China.
 
638 CE: Wu Zhao becomes concubine of Emperor Taizong.
 
649 CE: Wu Zhao becomes First Concubine of Emperor Gaozong.
 
652 CE - 653 CE: Wu Zhao gives birth to sons, angers Gaozong's wife.
 
654 CE: Wu Zhao gives birth to daughter who is murdered; Gaozong's wife found guilty.
 
660 CE: Wu Zhao is power behind throne, institutes secret police.
 
666 CE: Wu Zhao leads women to Mount Tai, officiates at religious ceremony.
 
683 CE: Wu Zhao takes power when Gaozong dies.
 
683 CE - 690 CE: Wu Zhao tries to rule through her sons.
 
690 CE - 704 CE: Reign of Empress Wu Zetian in China.
 
690 CE: Wu Zhao proclaims herself Empress Wu Zetian, ruling under her own authority.
 
697 CE: Wu Zetian begins to lose power over court and country.
 
704 CE: Wu Zetian forced to abdicate in favor of her son Zhongzong.
 
705 CE: Death of Wu Zetian, only female emperor of China.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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