Biography of Emperador de China Gaozu o Li Chi-yuan (¿-948)

Chinese emperor of the dynasty of the second or last have (see dynasty have) died in the year 948, usurped the throne to the Emperor of Jin, Chudi dynasty (947). Belonging to the military caste Sha-to (Turkish), Li Chi-yuan was proclaimed emperor in the city of Kaifeng with the unique legitimacy that gave him the command of the troops, thus giving origin to one of the shorter of the history of Chinese dynasties, since it only remained for four years before being overthrown in turn by a new usurper (see period of the five dynasties). The main problem of his reign was the invasion of the powerful kitanes, who ruled the northern provinces from the year 936. At his death he was succeeded by son Yindi.