Breitenbauch: Lebensgeschichte des …. Kienlong

The German writer Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817) published this biographical sketch of the Qianlong 乾隆 Emperor (r. 1736-1796) together with notes on the Chinese Empire. Breitenbauch reported the death of the emperor for the year 1786. The Qianlong Emperor actually died in February 1799, three years after he abdicated in favour of his son, the Jiaqing 嘉慶 Emperor (r. 1796-1820)

Georg August von Breitenbauch: Lebensgeschichte des jüngst verstorbenen sinesischen Kaisers Kienlong nebst einer Beschreibung der Sinesischen Monarchie (Leipzig: Georg Emanuel Beer, 1788).

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