Wang Jian (Former Shu)
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Gaozu of Former Shu ((前)蜀高祖) (847-918) is the posthumous name of the founding emperor of the Former Shu kingdom which was created from the ashes of the Later Tang Dynasty in 907. He was known as Wang Jian (王建) at birth and held the courtesy name of Guangtu (光圖).
 Founding of the Former Shu
Wang Jian was named the military governor of western Sichuan in 891 by the Tang court. Over the next decade and a half, he expanded his holdings to not only include the remainder of Sichuan, but parts of neighboring provinces as well. As the Tang Dynasty collapsed in 907, Wang declared himself as the emperor of the Shu Kingdom.
 Extant of Territory
None (dynasty founded)
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