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Emperor Gaozong of Tang born 21st July 628 A.D. and died #onthisday, 27th December 683 A.D.. He was the third ruler of the Tang Dynasty from 649-683 A.D. even after 665 A.D. much of the imperial governance was left in the charge of his Second wife, Empress Wu.

Empress Wu in the later parts of his rule took over the State affairs, due to a series of health problems and strokes that left Gaozong disabled. After his death, in 683 A.D. all power fell into his wife’s hand.