Qianlong (乾隆; Wade-Giles:Chien Lung) was Emperor of China from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796 during the Qing Dynasty.

He was both a successful military leader and a major patron of the arts.

Under Qianlong, the compilation of a catalogue of all important works on Chinese culture was made.

Qianlong was a collector of ceramics, an art which flourished in his reign; a substantial part of his collection is in the Percival David Foundation in London.

Preceded by:
Yongzheng Emperor of China
Qing Dynasty Succeeded by:
Jiaqing Emperor of China