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Yu Du [Poison Yu]; Yü Tu; 于毒

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Yu Du [Poison Yu] 于毒

Lived: AD ?–193

Biographies:
None Available

Served: Black Mountain Bandits

A leader of the Black Mountain Bandits, he was defeated by Cao Cao then later by Yuan Shao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yü Tu
Simplified Chinese: 于毒
Pronunciation: Yu2 Du2
Cantonese (Yale): Yu Duk
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Jyu Duk

Birthplace: Unknown

Other Names: Poison Yu

Name Notes: Commonly displayed as Yu Du. His name, a title, is properly displayed as Poison Yu.

Rank and Titles

Black Mountain Bandit Leader (AD ?-191)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 8

Hou Han shu: 71, 74

Zizhi tongjian: 58

Biography

Historic (Confirmed)

Poison Yu, or Yu Du, was a leader among the Black Mountain Bandits, who were active in the Taihang mountain range in AD 185. In AD 191 Poison Yu was defeated by Cao Cao in Dong commandery. In Ad 193 he attempted to capture Ye city with a group of mutineers, but he was defeated and driven away by Yuan Shao, who pursued him into Henei and killed him.

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May 13, 2014