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Wu Lan; Wu Lan; 吳蘭

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Wu Lan 吳蘭

Lived: AD ?–218


Served: Liu Zhang, Shu

Served Liu Yan and Zhang then Liu Bei. Killed in battle with Cao Zhang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Wu Lan
Simplified Chinese: 吴兰
Pronunciation: Wu2 Lan2
Cantonese (Yale): Ng Laan
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Ng Laan

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • The ZZTJ claims he was killed in losing to Cao Hong’s men, the SGZ says when he lost to the Di people.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 6265, 69, 72

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 9, Wei 15, Shu 2, Shu 12

Zizhi tongjian: 68



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May 13, 2014