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  • Wu came to Emperor Taizong's court when she was 13. Becoming one of his favorites.
  • In 649, Emperor Taizong dies, bringing his son, Gaozong, into rule. Unfortunately, Gaozong's chief wife couldn't bare heirs, letting Wu give him those heirs.
  • Soon after Wu was brought back to the palace, Gaozong different from a stroke, weakening him. Wu used her political skills and gave Gaozong efficient ways he could improve the government.
  • When Gaozong died, his son took the throne, but Wu thought otherwise. Whoever opposed her would be eliminated or removed.
  • In 690, Wu took power, started the Zhou Dynasty, and named herself the Holy and Divine Emperor.
  • In 705, leading ministers and generals invaded the palace causing Wu to retire to another palace and her son taking the throne.
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