Emperor Taiwu has been described as “Northern Wei’s Teddy Roosevelt”, and overshadows many of the Tuoba emperors to follow his reign of conquest and war. But the most forgotten of those successors, his grandson Emperor Wencheng, may have actually been far more responsible for the longterm success and stability of Wei than most realize. Though Taiwu gets all the glory for conquering the North, poor, unsung Wencheng would be the one responsible for keeping and governing it.
Emperor Wencheng of Northern Wei (née Tuoba Jun)
Empress Dowager Chang
Crowned Prince Tuoba Hong
Buliugu Li (Li the Bulgar)
Gaoche Turkic Tribes
Pingcheng (N. Wei capital)
A King’s Two Bodies
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