Li Congke (885-936), a native of Zhenzhou (now Zhengding, Hebei Province), was the son of emperor mingzong of the later Tang Dynasty in the Five Dynasties. From 934 to 936, he was in power. After his death, he had no posthumous title or temple name. Historians called him the late emperor or the abolished emperor.
The late emperor, Li Congke (886-936 A.D.), adopted son of Emperor Ming. He deposed the emperor and empress. During his three years in power, he burned himself because he was unable to resist the attack. At the age of 51, he was buried in Huiling.
Li Congke, emperor of the late Tang Dynasty, originally named Wang, was from Pingshan, Zhenzhou (now Zhengding County, Hebei Province). After he led the army to attack Luoyang, he abolished the emperor in April 934 and became the emperor on April 1, changing his title to "Qing Tai".
Li Congke and Shi Jingtang did not agree for a long time. After becoming emperor, he sent tens of thousands of troops to attack the Jinyang city where Shi Jingtang lived. Shi Jingtang was unable to resist, so he joined Qidan and with the help of Qidan army, defeated the besieged Tang army and turned to attack Luoyang. At this time, Li Congke's troops were still very strong, but he was depressed. He didn't dare to lead the troops to resist the Qidan army. He just drank and wept while Cheng Tiandi was dying.
In 936 A.D., the Tang army was defeated in baimapo, and Qidan and shijingtang army approached Luoyang. When the alarm came, the generals surrendered. Li Congke looked up to the sky and sighed, "I'm on the way!" on November Xinsi, leap, he took Cao, empress Liu, his second son Li chongmei and other family members and their close friends to command song Zhongyu and his delegation, carrying the national jade seal, ascended the Xuanwu Gate Tower and prepared to burn themselves. Empress Liu looked back at the palace and said to Li Congke, "we are going to be buried in the sea of fire. Can we leave this palace for the enemy to enjoy, rather than burn it up?" Li chongmei dissuades: "after the new emperor enters the capital, he will not sleep in the street. He has burned the palace. He must build and rebuild it.". At that time, if you want to work hard for the people, let it go. " Li Congke ordered the soldiers to accumulate firewood under the Xuanwu Gate and burn it. After a while, the fire began to roll up. Li Congke and his party were all killed when the building collapsed with the fire.
Later Tang Dynasty died.
After Shi Jingtang entered Luoyang, someone picked Li Congke's arm bones and thigh bones from the embers and offered them. Shi Jingtang ordered Wang Li to bury them.
After Li Congke's death, later generations called him the last emperor or the abolished emperor.
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