Encyclopedia: Sima Yan

Sima Yan (Anshi); Ssŭma Yen (An-shih); 司馬炎 (安世)

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Sima Yan (Anshi) 司馬炎 (安世)

Lived: AD 236–290

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Wei, Jin

Installed as the first Emperor of the Jin Dynasty.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ssŭma Yen (An-shih)
Simplified Chinese: 司马炎 (安世)

Other Names: Emperor Wu, Emperor Wu of Jin

Name Notes: Known formally as Emperor Wu of Jin.

Rank and Titles

Prince of Jin; Emperor

Family and Relationships

Sima Zhao (Father); Wang Yuanji (Mother); Yang Jun, Yang Zhi (Wives); Sima Gui, Sima Zhong, Sima Jian, Sima Jing, Sima Wei, Sima Xian, Sima Zhi, Sima Yu, Sima Yǎn, Sima Yun, Sima Gai, Sima Xia, Sima Mo, Sima Ai, Sima Ying, Sima Yàn, Sima Chi, Sima Hui and eight others (Sons); Sima You (Brother); Sima Shi (Uncle); Sima Yi (Grandfather)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 114, 119, 120

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May 13, 2014