Chinese Emperors

The lists below are comprised of Chinese Emperors (皇帝 Huangdi). Emperors from the Qin, Han, Xin, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties are included. There are gaps during periods when China was not unified.

Kingdoms in northern China were conquered and united under King Zheng of Qin in the 3rd century BC. He became known as Shi Huangdi, which can be translated as "the first emperor". The last emperor, Puyi, abdicated in 1912, when the Republic of China was formed.

Chinese Emperors Chronologically

Chinese Emperors by Frequency of Name

Chinese Emperors Alphabetically (Grouped by Name)