Encyclopedia: Cao De

Cao De; Ts‘ao Tê; 曹德

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Cao De 曹德

Lived: AD ?–193

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Served: Han, Wei

Brother of Cao Cao. Killed by Zhang Kai with his father Cao Song.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ao Tê
Simplified Chinese: 曹德
Pronunciation: Cao2 De2  Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Chou Dak
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Cou Dak
Min-Nan: Co Tek

Birthplace: Pei

Family and Relationships

Cao Song (Father); Cao Cao (Brother)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Cao Song’s son, not brother as the novel states.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 10

Zizhi tongjian: 60



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Literature and Language


May 13, 2014