Today in History
November 29, 1835
China's Last Empress
A Chinese girl named Yehenara is born to a family from the ruling Manchu minority. At age 16 she will join Emperor Xianfeng's harem. After bearing him a son, she will receive the title of "Cixi" meaning "empress of the western palace." Before her death in 1908, she will twice rule China as regent.
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The concubine who became China’s last empress
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