Encyclopedia: Huangfu Song

Huangfu Song (Yizhen); Huangfu Sung (I-chên); 皇甫嵩 (義真)

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Huangfu Song (Yizhen) 皇甫嵩 (義真)

Lived: AD ?–195


Served: Han, Dong Zhuo, Li Jue

Imperial Commander under Han. Fought heavily against the Yellow Turban Rebellion.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Huangfu Sung (I-chên)
Simplified Chinese: 皇甫嵩 (义真)
Pronunciation: Huang2fu3 Song1 (Yi4zhen1Pronunciation

Rank and Titles

Grand Administrator of Beidi; General of the Gentlemen of the Household on The Left; Marquis of a Chief District; General of Chariots and Cavalry on the Left; Governor of Ji Province; Marquis of Huaili; General of the Left; Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk; General Who Subdues the West; General of Chariots and Cavalry; Grand Commandant

Family and Relationships

Huangfu Gui (Uncle); Huangfu Li (Nephew)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 1, 2, 9

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Analysis of Huangfu Song
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HHS Biography of Huangfu Song (translation)
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Sanguo Yanyi

Huangfu Song, styled Yizhen, served the Han Dynasty as an Imperial Commander. When He Jin prompted lords from around China to rally against the Yellow Turban Rebellion, Huangfu Song, together with Zhu Jun and under the command of Lu Zhi, fought heavily in the war. Together, they defeated Zhang Liang and Zhang Bao at Changshe, forcing them to retreat, and later, separate.

Huangfu Song, together with Cao Cao, would then face Zhang Liang at Quyang, with Zhang Jue already dead. They emerged victorious, Zhang Jue’s coffin was exhumed, and his head was severed, exposed, and delivered to Luoyang. In reward for his meritorious deeds he was ranked General of the Chariots and Cavalry and Imperial Protector of Jizhou. Unfortunately, he would later be stripped of rank and authority by the Ten Eunuchs after they seized near complete control of the capital. Huangfu Song would later participate in the attack on Meiwu Castle directed by Wang Yun and commanded by Lü Bu after Dong Zhuo’s death, but, though the attack was successful. There is no mention of what happened to him after this in the novel, but some historical sources explain that he died of illness in AD 195.



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May 13, 2014