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The consort clan (Chinese: 外戚; pinyin: wàiqī) is the family, clan of or group related to an empress dowager or a spouse of a Chinese dynastic ruler or a warlord. The leading figure of the clan was either a sibling, cousin, or parent of the empress or consort.
Famous leading figures Edit
- Wang Mang - nephew of Empress Dowager Wang, cousin of Emperor Cheng of Han China and founder of the Xin Dynasty.
- Dou Xian - brother of Empress Dowager Dou and brother-in-law of Emperor Zhang of Han China.
- Liang Ji (simplified and traditional Chinese: 梁冀 liáng jì) - brother of Empress Dowager Liang, deposed two emperors and later killed in a coup d'etat plotted by eunuchs against him.
- Dou Wu (traditional Chinese: 竇武; simplified Chinese: 窦武 dòu wŭ) father of another Empress Dowager Dou and killed in his abortive coup d'etat against eunuchs.
- He Jin - brother of Empress Dowager He and killed after his plot against eunuchs was exposed
- Dong Cheng (simplified and traditional Chinese: 董承 dǒng chéng) - father of Concubine Dong of Emperor Xian of Han China and known for his abortive coup d'etat with Liu Bei against Cao Cao.
- Cai Mao (simplified and traditional Chinese: 蔡瑁 cài mào) - brother-in-law of the warlord Liu Biao.
- Yang Jun (traditional Chinese: 楊駿; simplified Chinese: 杨骏 yáng jùn) - father-in-law of Emperor Wu of Jin China
- Yu Liang (simplified and traditional Chinese: 庾亮 yŭ liàng) - brother of Empress Dowager Yu
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