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Li Yu (c. 937 – 15 August 978 ), before 961 known as Li Congjia, also known as Li Houzhu (; literally "Last Ruler Li" or "Last Lord Li"), was the third ruler of the Southern Tang state during imperial China 's Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. He reigned from 961 until 1 January 976, when he was captured by the invading Song Dynasty armies which annexed his kingdom. He died by poison on orders of Emperor Taizong of Song after 2 years essentially as an exiled prisoner.

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