Empress Dowager Ci'an (Wade-Giles: Empress Dowager Tzu-an; Chinese: 慈安皇太后, Manchu: Hiyoošungga Jekdun Iletu Hūwanghu; 20 August 1837 – 8 April 1881), popularly known in China as the East Empress Dowager (simplified Chinese: 东太后; traditional Chinese: 東太后), and officially known posthumously as Empress Xiao Zhen Xian (Wade-Giles: Empress Hsiao Chen Hsien; simplified Chinese: 孝贞显皇后; traditional Chinese: 孝貞顯皇后), was the second Empress Consort of the Xianfeng Emperor (b. 1831 – d.1861) of the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China, and then Empress Dowager after 1861. She is known for being co-de facto ruler of China with Empress Dowager Cixi for 20 years.
Read more about Empress Dowager Ci'an: Family, Early Life, As The Xianfeng Emperor's Consort, As Co-regent For The Tongzhi Emperor, As Co-regent For The Guangxu Emperor, Death and Entombment, Ci'an As A Person
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