Encyclopedia: Sun Hao

Sun Hao (Yuanzong); Sun Hao (Yüan-tsung); 孫皓 (元宗)

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Sun Hao (Yuanzong) 孫皓 (元宗)

Lived: AD 242–283

Biographies:

Served: Wu, Jin

Last Emperor of Wu. Destroyed the country through tyranical rule and wasteful projects.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Sun Hao (Yüan-tsung)
Simplified Chinese: 孙皓 (元宗)
Pronunciation: Sun1 Hao4 (Yuan2zong1)
Min-Nan: Sun Hou (Goan-ceng)

Other Names: Peng Zu

Name Notes: Called “Peng Zu” by Sun Quan after his birth.

Rank and Titles

Lord of Wucheng; Emperor of Wu (AD 264); Marquis of Wucheng (AD 280)

Family and Relationships

Sun He (Father); Lady He (Mother); Sun Jin (Son); Sun De, Sun Qian, Sun Jun (Brothers)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 113, 120

Popular Quotation

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Chapter 120
Sima Yan said, “I set that seat for you long since.”
Retorting Sima Yan’s taunt, Sun Hao said, “Thy servant also set a seat for Your Majesty in the south.”
[帝賜座曰:朕設此座以待卿久矣。
皓對曰:臣于南方,亦設此座以待陛下。”]

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May 13, 2014