Qin Shi Huang

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang

Profession: First Emperor of the Qin dynasty


Biography: King of the state of Qin (r. 246–221 BC) who conquered all other Warring States and united China in 221 BC.

Rather than maintain the title of king borne by the Shang and Zhou rulers, he ruled as the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty from 220 to 210 BC. The title emperor (huangdi) would continue to be borne by Chinese rulers for the next two millennia.

Born: February 18, 259 BC
Birthplace: , China
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: September 10, 210 BC (aged 49)

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