Emperor Tang Dezong (唐德宗李适 742–805), born Li Kuo, was the 9th emperor of the Tang dynasty of China. Events By Place Asia Chinese poet Li Po is presented before the emperor and given a position in the Imperial court (approximate date Events By Place Byzantine Empire Emperor Nicephorus I of Byzantium suffers a major defeat against the Saracens at The Tang Dynasty ( Middle Chinese: dhɑng (June 18 618&ndashJune 4 907 was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National He reigned from 779 to 805. Events By Place Europe Offa of Mercia defeats Cynewulf of Wessex and takes Bensington Events By Place Byzantine Empire Emperor Nicephorus I of Byzantium suffers a major defeat against the Saracens at Dezong was the eldest son of emperor Emperor Daizong of Tang. Emperor Daizong of Tang (唐代宗 ( January 9, 727 He was the oldest of Emperor Xuanzong's over 100 grandsons
Created crown prince in 764, Dezong ascended the throne in the sixth month of 779. Events By Place Asia Empress Shōtoku succeeds Emperor Junnin on the throne of Japan. Dezong's long reign was one of stability during the middle period of the Tang dynasty. He was a diligent and frugal emperor and he tried to reform the governmental finances by introducing new tax laws. With his minister, Yang Yan, Dezong implemented some of the most sweeping reforms of China's bureaucracy and taxation in decades, but prompted clashes with the aristocracy. Yang Yan ( Chinese 杨炎 Wade-Giles Yang Yen (727-781 was an 8th century minister and reformer of the Tang dynasty Emperor Dezong.
In addition, Dezong realized the importance to limit the strength of the Fanzhen 藩镇, a situation where regional military governors or Jiedushi (节度使) have sprung up after the An Lushan rebellion, to take control of huge border areas of the empire. The Jiedushi ( were regional military governors in China during the Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. The Jiedushi ( were regional military governors in China during the Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. Background and Name An Lushan's mother was of Tujue ethnicity from the Ashide clan and served as a sorceress These fiefs were a direct challenge to the central administration of the Tang empire but when Dezong's attempted to limit its power, these fiefs revolted and Dezong was forced to flee the capital of Chang An. Chang'an ( is an ancient Capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history. As a result, Dezong eventually decreed that he would not limit their power. Dezong's inability to control the Fanzhen weakened the centralized power of the Tang dynasty and would contribute to a series of rebellions in the middle of the 9th century and ultimately lead to its downfall early in the 10th century.
Dezong died in the first month of 805 in the Daming Palace at the age of 63 after reigning for almost 26 years. He was succeeded by his son.
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