Encyclopedia: Zhong Yao

Zhong Yao (Yuanchang); Chung Yao (Yüan-ch‘ang); 鍾繇 (元常)

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Zhong Yao (Yuanchang) 鍾繇 (元常)

Lived: AD 151–230

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Served: Han, Li Jue, Wei

Famous calligrapher. Stirred up quarrel between Han Sui and Ma Teng, close to Cao Pi.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chung Yao (Yüan-ch‘ang)
Simplified Chinese: 钟繇 (元常)
Min-Nan: Ciong Yauw (Goan-siang)

Birthplace: Yingchuan

Rank and Titles

Gentleman in Attendance of the Yellow Gates; Palace Attendant; Supervisor of the Masters of Writing; Colonel Director of Retainers; Grand Judge; Chancellor of State; Grand Judge; Grand Commandant

Family and Relationships

Zhong Hao (Grandfather); Zhong Di (Father); Zhong Yan (Brother); Zhong Hui, Zhong Yu (Sons); Guo Yuan (Nephew); Zhong Yu (Cousin)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 56, 58, 68, 69, 91, 94, 107

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May 13, 2014