Do you believe it? This is He Shen's calligraphy

He Shen (May 28, 1750-February 22, 1799), Niu Hulu family, formerly known as Shanbao, styled Zhizhai, owner of Jialetang, Shihu Garden, and Lvye Pavilion, Manzhouzhenghongqi Er A native of Jiala, an official and businessman during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty.

On May 28, the fifteenth year of Qianlong (July 1, 1750 AD), He Shen was born in the home of Chang Bao, the vice capital of Fujian. His mother died of dystocia when he was three years old. Heshen also died of illness when he was nine years old. Fortunately, an old family member and a partial house of his father protected the two brothers Heshen and Helin from being kicked out of the house. After Heshen was admitted to Xian'an Palace, Heshen was proficient in four languages: Manchu, Han, Mongolian, and Tibetan, and he even read the Four Books and Five Classics.

When He Shenchu ​​was an official, he was shrewd and capable, and his government was clean and honest, and he consolidated his position through the Li Shiyao case. Emperor Qianlong added to his favor, and married his youngest daughter ten princesses to Heshen's eldest son, Fengshen Yinde, so that Heshen not only held great power, but also became a relative of the emperor. With the growth of power, his selfish desires have also expanded day by day, using the convenience of his position to form cliques for personal gain, amass money, and attack political opponents. In addition, He Shen also personally operated industry and commerce, opened 75 pawnshops, set up more than 300 large and small banks, and had business contacts with the British East India Company and Guangdong No. 13 Bank.

He Shen served or concurrently held a large number of important government positions in the Qing Dynasty at that time. He was awarded the first-class Zhongxiang Duke and the Bachelor of Wenhuadian. He also served as the head of the House of Internal Affairs, the head of the Hanlin Academy, the editor-in-chief of "Siku Quanshu", the minister of the guards, and the commander of the infantry, and dozens of other key figures of the central government of the Qing Dynasty. In the fourth year of Jiaqing (1799), Emperor Jiaqing ordered Heshen to be dismissed and sent to prison. The wealth accumulated by Heshen is worth about 800 million taels to 1.1 billion taels of silver. The gold and silver he owns plus other antiques and treasures exceed the total fiscal revenue of the Qing government for fifteen years. Fifteen days after Emperor Qianlong's death, Emperor Jiaqing granted Heshen to commit suicide.

He Shen has high attainments in calligraphy and poetry, and his characters are similar to Qianlong's to the point of confusing the real. In fact, He Kun is very talented, smart, politically savvy, good at winning people's hearts, and pleasing the emperor. He has a high position and authority, and he is greedy and arrogant for a long time. It is the inevitable outcome of the abnormal development of personality and psychology. This person is worth studying.