Celebrities born in the Year of Monkey
Updated: 2016-01-12 09:42
By Li Hongrui(chinadaily.com.cn)
Wu Zetian played by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing in a TV series. [Photo/IC]
The name Wu Zetian, is known by almost everyone of any age in China. She is the only female emperor in the history of China. Wu was born in 624 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). She reigned from 690 to 705 and changed the Tang Dynasty into the Zhou Dynasty, which was changed back by her successors. Her adventures and political fights in a male-oriented period are legendery and have been adapted into novels, films and TV shows.