Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

It was during the Taiping Rebellion in China, that the Empress Dowager Cixi rose to prominence. Originally a concubine, Cixi managed to maneuver her way to the top and manipulate the ineffective emperors, ruling from behind the scenes between 1861 and 1908.

6. Taiping Rebellion (China 1850-64) Death Toll: 20 million A messianic uprising of Chinese Christians.

The Portrait of the Qing Dynasty Cixi Imperial Dowager Empress of China in the 1900s - Qing dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

4

Daoguang was the eigth Emperor of the Manchu Qing Dynasty and the sixth Emperor to rule over China, from 1820 to 1850

2

Hsien-Feng was the ninth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and the seventh Qing Emperor to rule over China, from 1850 to 1861

2

Hung Hsiu Chuan (Taiping Emperor) ~ The self-appointed leader of the Taiping movement, who declared himself the “brother” of Jesus. ~ Hung Hsiu-ch’uan made himself leader of the largest popular movement in Imperial times. involving slaughtering millions of Chinese soldiers & civilians over a five-year period. The Taiping were on way Beijing when Imp.govt gave much of its sovereignty to the West so the European armies would crush rebellion, which happened & in 1865 died, perhaps by suicide…

Retro Brit: Hong Xiuquan and the Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 1864)

1

Taiping Rebellion 1850s and 1860s - some more details are on my World History board

Retro Brit: Hong Xiuquan and the Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 1864)

3
1