What Chinese leader (perhaps Emperor) made the official colour of China yellow, and what else does he get credit in making? Also, approximately how long did he live and rule?
#64797. Asked by Priscilla9. (Apr 19 06 2:48 PM)
Huang Di, legendary first emperor of the Chinese and ancestor of the Han and whose reign is said to have taken place from 2698 to 2599 BCE, is called in English the "Yellow Emperor." Yellow therefore became the official color of Chinese emperors. Huang Di is traditionally credited with the invention of the Chinese calendar and of the compass. Other inventions associated with him are mentioned on this site:
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