Formerly Yuan Xi’s wife. Later married to Cao Pi. Became Empress.
Birthplace: Wuji in Zhongshan
(in the vicinity of modern Wuji in Hebei)
Other Names: Empress Zhen, Lady Zhen, Empress Zhen
Name Notes: Empress Zhen is frequently called Zhen Ji, as she is named by Koei. Referenced elsewhere as Zhen Luo (甄洛) or Empress Wenzhao (文昭皇后). I’ve recorded this as Huang2hou4 Zhen1 (Empress Zhen), with Ji1 as her given name. To say her name as Koei suggests, use Zhen (surname) and Ji1 (given name) together.
Rank and Titles
Illustrious of the Civilizing Emperor; Empress; (also Sometimes Called Madame Zhen)
Family and Relationships
Zhen Yi (Father); Zhang (Mother); Zhen Yu, Zhen Yan, Zhen Yao (Brothers); Empress Zhenang, Zhen Tuo, Zhen Dao, Zhen Rong (Sisters); Yuan Xi (Ex-husband); Cao Pi (Husband); Cao Rui Emperor Ming (Son); Princess Dongxiang (Daughter); Cao Jiong, Cao Mu, Cao Yin, Cao Shu (Grandchildren)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 33, 91
Sanguozhi: Wei 5
- The Death of Empress Zhen
- Zhen Ji Relationship/Baby Cao Rui
- Zhen Ji’s Marriage
- Zhen Ji’s Real Name… (Discussion Thread for Lok Sun)
- Lady Zhen’s Death
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“Lok Sun–Goddess of the River Luo”
Interesting read relating Empress Zhen and Lok Sun.