In 649 AD, Li Shimin was riddled with illness and sought medical treatment everywhere, and a Brahmin monk who claimed to be two hundred years old came to the Taiji Palace and said: "I have mastered the art of immortality, and when I refine medicine for you, I will definitely be able to prolong your life".
The 52-year-old Li Shimin died suddenly, and while the whole country mourned, everyone was also wondering, why did Li Shimin die young when he led troops to fight and was strong? Excessive indulgence or sin? What is even more strange is that the history books are also secretive about this.
In 649, 52-year-old Li Shimin changed his previous image of the Ming Jun and began to indulge in women, and one day he just called Xu Hui to bed, because it was a temporary summons to Xu Hui to dress and dress, Li Shimin, who couldn't wait, directly pulled the palace maid next to him into the tent. A sound of greed, Li Shimin is still not satisfied, Xu Hui who came late as a substitute, looking at the emperor of the dragon and tiger, Xu Hui raised a cloud of doubts in his heart, since His Majesty was 50 years old, the spirit is very tired, why is he so spirited recently?
Before she could think about it, she was pulled into her arms again. After that, not only Xu Hui, but also the women with a little posture in the harem felt Li Shimin's extraordinary enthusiasm for them, all thanks to the miracle medicine offered by Tianzhu Fangshi. Although the magic medicine is good, it cannot be taken every day, and soon Li Shimin's body collapsed, and after entrusting Li Zhi to Changsun Wuji, he closed his eyes forever, and then Li Shimin's reputation was over.
The emperor died of a woman, even if the ancient 50s are not short-lived, but Li Yuan lived to 69 years old, Li Longji died at the age of 77, Li Zhi, who has always been weak and sick, also survived to 55 years old, logically speaking, Li Shimin is brave and good at fighting, strong and healthy, at least should live to 60 years old, but the reality is that he died in a hurry in his early 50s, did Li Shimin really die of women? Is there any other unknown reason for this?
In "The Legend of Wu Meiniang", the middle-aged Li Zhi often has wind attacks, needs to recuperate when it is lighter, and has a splitting headache when it is serious, and he can't manage the government at all. In order to cure Li Zhi's wind disease, Wu Meiniang took the initiative to test the medicine for him, causing his hands to tremble, although it was exaggerated in the TV series, but from the historical records, the Li Tang family did have wind disease, and it was hereditary, which speculated that Li Shimin must also suffer from this disease.
At that time, wind disease was a chronic disease that could not be cured, but could only be treated for a long time. Sick people should avoid fatigue and carefully recuperate in order to prolong life. Li Yuan was forced to abdicate the throne in the later period, and he could only retire as the emperor of the imperial court at ease, naturally not bothered by wind and illness, and Li Zhi was sat by Wu Meiniang, on the other hand, Li Shimin was no one to be reliable, he was a person who worked hard to govern, and he couldn't wait to take all the power of the imperial government into his own hands, how could he be willing to take a back seat?
The physical exhaustion does not count, the mental blows continue. The former crown prince Li Chenggan was the eldest son of Li Shimin and Empress Changsun, and Li Shimin had high hopes for him and made him crown prince after ascending the throne. This year, Li Chenggan was only eight years old, and after that, Li Shimin was particularly partial and trusting of him. The minister told Li Shimin to ignore it, others doubted the crown prince's ability, Li Shimin took him to deal with imperial politics, and some people spread rumors that Li Shimin had the heart to abolish the crown prince, and Li Shimin directly found Wei Zheng and made him the prince's teacher, indicating that the position of the crown prince was indestructible.
However, under the absolute protection, Li Chenggan is still crooked, likes luxury, does not abide by the etiquette law, and likes to play games with male musicians, and the wife and concubines at home are left out in the cold, after Li Shimin knew about this, he only killed the male musicians, let Li Chenggan return to his wife and concubine, and was favored by the fearless Li Chenggan.
Li Chenggan began to make trouble in secret after the male musician was killed, and in 642 he directly forced the palace to rebel, Li Shimin wanted to ignore it again, but as a result, the evidence was complete, and he had to dispose of Li Chenggan. According to the laws of the Great Tang, the crown prince Li Chenggan could not escape death, but Li Shimin could not bear it, deposed him as a commoner, exiled him to Qianzhou, and raised children with his own hands against him with a sword, which old father can withstand his son's betrayal?
Li Shimin's health became worse and worse, and when he was in better spirits, Goguryeo was dishonest again.
In 644, Li Shimin personally conquered Goguryeo, but in the later part of the war, the Tang army fell behind, and Li Shimin was forced to lead his army to evacuate. The loss of the war gave Li Shimin unprecedented defeat, and more seriously, Li Shimin was injured. According to the history of Goguryeo, Li Shimin was shot by a poisoned arrow and hovered on the edge of life and death many times, although the Tang history did not directly record the arrow, but Li Shimin who returned from Goguryeo was already uncomfortable, and after returning, his temperament changed greatly, in addition to the original wind disease, stomach problems and colds occurred from time to time, and he began to believe in Fangshi addicted to elixirs.
At first, Li Shimin was just looking for the native Taoist priests of the Tang Dynasty, the local Taoist priests were afraid, did not dare to give heavy medicine to the emperor, the elixir of refining was really average, the local ones were not good, Li Shimin put his eyes on the foreign Fangshi, the ministers saw the excitement was not too big, and recommended the Fangshi of Tianzhu to him, a Brahmin monk from India said blindly "I am two hundred years old, it is because I know the art of immortality, and I promise that it only takes one year to develop the elixir of immortality", after the elixir was formulated, Li Shimin felt that he was in high spirits, but as long as he stopped taking the medicine, his whole body seemed to be hollowed out.
In order to maintain a good state, Li Shimin had to take it on time, and after more than two months, Li Shimin's illness suddenly worsened, and he couldn't even get out of bed, and the eldest filial son Li Zhi also met the true destiny daughter Awu in front of his hospital bed. Soon, Li Shimin died of illness in Cuiwei Palace, and I don't know if he regretted taking Tianzhu's fake medicine before he died.
It can be seen that the greater the emperor, the more confused he became in his later years, as was the case with Emperor Hanwu of Qin, Emperor Taizong of Tang Li Shimin, and later Yongzheng and Qianlong. #Headline Creation Challenge# #历史 #