Full Name: Wu Zhao
Born: 624 AD
Died: 705 AD
Hometown: Lizhou, China
Fave Subjects: Power, Change, Reality
- the only woman ever to rule China as Empress Regent
- started her own dynasty
- travelled widely and read constantly as a child
- created a new system of testing for students and soldiers
- fired government workers who charged too much tax
- reclaimed land along China’s border
- appeared as ruler of China in a video game
- imprisoned family members who got in her way
Is it okay to fight your way into power?
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