|Emperor of the Heavenly Xiaodongese Empire|
|Reign||17th February 1856 - 13th August 1908|
|Coronation||17th February 1856|
|Born||October 16, 1818|
Baiqiao, Toki Sougunate
|Died||13 August 1908 (aged 89)|
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Heavenly Yao Tombs, Baiqiao
The Xiyong Emperor (Xiaodongese: 熙雍帝; Xīyōng Dì, 16th October 1818-13th August 1908, aged 89), personal name Yao Qinghong (姚庆红; Yáo Qìnghóng) was the first Emperor of the Heavenly Xiaodongese Empire from its creation in the Baiqiao Revolution in 1856 to his death in 1908. His 50 year reign saw massive social, political and economic change in Xiaodong transforming the country from the Senrian-ruled and feudal Toki Sougunate to an industrial empire.
Widely seen as one of the most pivotal figures in Xiaodongese history, the Xiyong Emperor is sometimes regarded as the greatest Xiaodongese statesmen for his role in overseeing the creation of Xiaodong into an industrial empire "which represented the height of Xiaodongese power in its history".
The Xiyong Emperor like many Xiaodongese of his time took several names throughout his life. His birthname was Yao Fengjia (逢甲; Yáo Féngjiǎ) whilst his milk name was Yao Jize (纪泽; Yáo Jìzé). At the the age of 16 he chose his courtesy name, Yao Qinghong (姚庆红; Yáo Qìnghóng). At the time as Xiaodong was still ruled by the Toki Sougunate he also had a Senrian name, which was Yō Ryūsaku (姚柳作).
Upon being named Emperor Yao took the name the Xiyong Emperor (熙雍帝; Xīyōng Dì) with Xiyong meaning "Prosperous Harmony". Upon his death he was assigned the temple name of Xin Chunqiao (辛春桥; Xīn Chūnqiáo). His name is sometimes recorded down as "Yao Xin Chunqiao Yao Qinghong" (逢辛春桥姚庆红; Yáo Xīn Chūnqiáo Yáo Qìnghóng) as is customary for Xiaodongese Emperors.