Emperor Gaozu of Han

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Emperor Gao (256 BC or 247 BC – 1 June 195 BC), commonly known by his temple name Gaozu, personal name Liu Bang, courtesy name Ji, was the founder and first emperor of the Han dynasty.


  • 大風起兮雲飛揚,
    • A great wind came forth, the clouds rose on high.
      Now that my might rules all within the seas, I have returned to my old village.
      Where will I find brave men to guard the four corners of my land?
      • Translated by Burton Watson
    • 大風歌 Song of the Great Wind

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