Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty reinstated
Emperor Guangwu, as depicted by the Tang artist Yan Liben (600 AD–673 AD)
23 Jan 1

Han Dynasty reinstated

Louyang, China

Liu Xiu, a descendant of Liu Bang, joins the rebellion against the Xin. After defeating the army of Wang Mang, he reestablishes the Han Dynasty, making Luoyang its capital city. This launches the Eastern Han period. He is renamed Emperor Guangwu of Han.