Duan tribe

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The Duan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Duàn) was a pre-state tribe of Xianbei ethnicity during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China. The reason the tribe adopted the Han Chinese surname Duan is unknown. Duan Wuwuchen was given in 303 a hereditary title— the "Duke of Liaoxi" —by the Jin Dynasty. Even after their tribe was defeated and absorbed by Former Yan, the Duan clan remained honored and powerful, and several Former Yan and Later Yan empresses, as well as important officials, were members of the Duan clan.

Chieftains of the Duan[edit]

Name Duration of reign
Chinese convention: use family name and given name
日陸眷 Rìlùjuàn 250–271
乞珍 Qǐzhēn 270-303
段務勿塵 Duàn Wùwùchen 303 – 310 or 311
段疾陸眷 Duàn Jílùjuàn 310 or 311 – 318
段涉復辰 Duàn Shèfùchén 318
段匹磾 Duàn Pǐdī 318–321
段末柸 Duàn Mòpeī 318–325
段牙 Duàn Yá 325
段遼 Duàn Liáo 325 or 326 – 338

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