Yang Yuhuan 719-756

Also known as Imperial Consort Yang, Yang Yuhuan who was originally a concubine of the son of Emperor Xuanzong, was soon favoured by the Emperor himself. Because of Yang's position, her family members became extremely powerful, thus arousing the resentment of officials as well as commoners. When the Ah Lushan rebellion broke out and troops, during the Emperor's flight from the capital, demanded that Yang be killed, the Emperor had no choice but to allow her to be strangled. Her only extant poem is 'To Zhang Yunrong for her Dancing' collected in Quan Tang shi.