Visual Timeline: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
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685 CE - 762 CE: Life of Li Longji, Emperor Xuanzong of China.
712 CE - 756 CE: Reign of Xuanzong, 7th emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China.
737 CE: Chinese emperor Xuanzong appoints Li Longji as chancellor; Li Longji betrays the emperor's trust.
741 CE: Chinese Emperor Xuanzong falls in love with Lady Yang. Begins promoting Yang family to important posts.
755 CE: General An Lushan rebels against Tang Dynasty abuses in China.
755 CE: Lady Yang and her family executed by Xuanzong's generals for abuses of power in China.
756 CE: Chinese emperor Xuanzong abdicates in favor of his son Suzong.
762 CE: Death of Chinese emperor Xuanzong.
806 CE: Tragic love affair of Xuanzong and Lady Yang immortalized in Chinese poem "Song of Everlasting Sorrow" by Bai Juyi.