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(born 203 BC, Chinadied 157 BC, China) Fourth emperor of the Chinese Han dynasty. His long reign (180–157 BC) was one of good government and peaceful consolidation of power. Under his rule, China's economy prospered and its population expanded. To later ages Wendi epitomized the virtues of frugality and benevolence in a Chinese ruler.
Variants of WENDI
Wendi or Wen-ti orig. Liu Heng
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