Notable figures after the death of Emperor Guangxu

Three notable figures that are important in the immediate events following the death of both Emperor Guangxu and Empress Cixi in November 1908.

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  • Pu Yi
    • Two years old  when he became emperor
    • Brother of Emperor Guangxu, who died in November 1908 on the same day as Empress Cixi
  • Ruled until 12th February 1912, when he was 5 years old
    • Pu Yi
      • Two years old  when he became emperor
      • Brother of Emperor Guangxu, who died in November 1908 on the same day as Empress Cixi
    • Prince Chun became his regent (made all of the decisions for him)
      • Prince Chun
        • Wanted to preserve the royal house and continue with Empress Cixi's reforms
        • Dismissed General Yuan Shikai from office as a show of strength
          • This action was heavily criticised by opponents of the imperial system.
            • It added proof of how much of an anachronism the royal court had become
          • Yuan Shikai
            • Yuan's  war wounds left him with a noticeable limp, not dignified in court.
              • Regent Chun demanded he took an early retirement. The order was deliberatly worded to humiliate Yuan and make him appear ridiculous.
                • In order to pay him back for an earlier act of disloyalty to a previous emperor
            • Yuan becomes important in the fall of the dynasty and the rise of the nationalists
  • Prince Chun
    • Wanted to preserve the royal house and continue with Empress Cixi's reforms
    • Dismissed General Yuan Shikai from office as a show of strength
      • This action was heavily criticised by opponents of the imperial system.
        • It added proof of how much of an anachronism the royal court had become
      • Yuan Shikai
        • Yuan's  war wounds left him with a noticeable limp, not dignified in court.
          • Regent Chun demanded he took an early retirement. The order was deliberatly worded to humiliate Yuan and make him appear ridiculous.
            • In order to pay him back for an earlier act of disloyalty to a previous emperor
        • Yuan becomes important in the fall of the dynasty and the rise of the nationalists
  • Yuan used his military position to become a political threat to the Manchu government

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