Born A.D. 599 — Died 649.
Also known as:
Emperor Taizong of Tang China; the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty; Heavenly Khan; Zhenguan; Wenwu-dasheng-daguang Xiao Huangdi ("Filial Emperor who is Civil and Martial, Greatly Holy, and Greatly Expansive").
Claim to fame:
Is considered by many to be the best of the dynastic emperors.
Likely to say:
"Father likes me best, so he will make ME emperor, rather than either one of you, my two brothers."
Unlikely to say:
"My brothers, the fact that you've tried to kill me three times doesn't bother me in the least. Go on about your business. You'll both live a long life."
Name of his dynasty:
Name of a fruit-flavored instant drink mix popular the world over:
Connection between the two Tangs, other than their names:
Anything not poisoned by his brothers.