秦始皇（The Qín Emperor）was the first to unite all of China. He built the Great Wall of China, massive roads and canal projects, and standardized both currency and the written language. He’s known as a book burner and torturer for his methods.
In 221 BC he ended the tumultuous Warring States Period, conquering everything from his capital in modern day Xī’ān.
After his death, induced by mercury poisoning (ironically in the search for an elixir of immortality), there were uprisings across the empire and so the dynasty only lasted 15 years, giving way to the Hàn.
The first emperor rests in a giant mausoleum just outside Xī’ān, guarded by his famous army of Terracotta Warriors.
Know him by the hat. Wulin Online