Han Dynasty

Reign of An of Han
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Reign of An of Han

Luoyang, Henan, China

Emperor An of Han was the sixth emperor of the Eastern Han. Emperor An did little to revive the withering dynasty. He began to indulge himself in women and heavy drinking and paid little attention to affairs of state, instead leaving matters to corrupt eunuchs. In this way, he effectively became the first emperor in Han history to encourage corruption. He also trusted his wife Empress Yan Ji and her family deeply, despite their obvious corruption. At the same time, droughts ravaged the country while peasants rose up in arms.

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