1. Education

Emperors of China's Qin Dynasty

221-206 BCE


The Qin Dynasty was the first in history to unify much of modern-day China under a single emperor. However, the dynasty did not last very long - it began to collapse almost immediately after the founder's death.

Qin Dynasty Emperors of China

  • Qin Shi Huangdi, ruled 221 - 210 BCE
  • Qin Er Shi, r. 210 - 207 BCE

Qin Shi Huangdi was a great conquerer, and started work on northern border fortifications that later formed the basis of the Great Wall of China. His son was a much weaker ruler, however, so the dynasty collapsed in the third year of his reign.

  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. Asian History
  4. Asian Country Histories
  5. Asian Countries A to E
  6. China
  7. China Timelines
  8. Qin Dynasty Emperors of China's Qin Dynasty

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.