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Many biographies have been translated or authored for the Three Kingdoms officers discussed on this site, and you can find them using this page. Contents include: Sanguozhi biographies (translations from the historical record by Chen Shou), Sanguo yanyi biographies (Romance of the Three Kingdoms biographies), Comprehensive Officer Biographies (based on multiple historical and cultural sources), Officer Life Chronologies), and links to biographies on other sites.

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Bu Chan (Zhongsi); Lived AD 222–272
Served Wu. Bu Zhi’s son. Surrendered his city to Jin. Killed by Lu Kang.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Bu Zhi (Zishan); Lived AD 180–247
Served Sun Quan. Accurately predicted Guan Yu’s invasion of Jing.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Chen Wu (Zilie); Lived AD 1?–215
Served Sun Ce as Commandant. Surrounded at Hefei and fought to his death.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Cheng Pu (Demou); Lived AD ?–C. 210
Served three generations of the Sun family. From Tuyin in Youbeiping.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive JW
Da Qiao; Lifespan Unknown
Elder of Wu’s Qiao Sisters. Sister to Xiao Qiao. Married to Sun Ce.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi JP   Comprehensive   
Ding Feng (Chengyuan); Lived AD ?–271
Famous Wu officer, assassinated Sun Chen with Zhang Bu. Defeated Wei at Dongxing.
Sanguozhi HX   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Dong Xi (Yuandai); Lived AD ?–217
Historically killed two generals, drowned with his ship, refusing pleas to leave it.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Gan Ning (Xingba); Lived AD 175–C. 219
Known to be brave and strong. Served Huang Zu, then Wu. Died of illness.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi DL   Comprehensive JW
Gu Yong (Yuantan); Lived AD 168–243
Studied under Cai Yong. Convinced to join Wu by Zhang Hong. Became Prime Minister.
Sanguozhi CQ   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Han Dang (Yigong); Lived AD C. 156–227
Veteran general in service to the Sun family. Served three generations.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
He Qi (Gongmiao); Lived AD ?–227
Served Wu, first under Sun Ce. Became governor of Xuzhou. Father of He Da.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive SW   External (SGZ)
Huang Gai (Gongfu); Lived AD C. 145–C. 208
Veteran general in Wu. Came up with the “Bitter Meat Plan” for Chibi.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Jiang Qin (Gongyi); Lived AD 168–219
Led the volunteer forces that joined Sun Ce in the battle of Qu’e.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Lady Pan; Lived AD ?–253
Wife of Sun Quan, the Lord of Wu. Was a native of Juzhang in Kuaiji.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lady Sun [Sun Shangxiang]; Lived AD C. 189–?
Sun Quan’s sister. Married to Liu Bei by Sun Quan, but later returned to Wu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JZ
Lady Wang; Lifespan Unlisted
Second only to Madam Bu, Sun Luban slandered her to death.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lady Wang; Lifespan Unlisted
Wife of Sun Quan, the Lord of Wu. Mother of Sun Xiu. Was a native of Nanyang.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lady Wu; Lived AD ?–202
Mother of Sun Quan and Sun Ce. Wife to Sun Jian. Endorsed marriage of lady Sun.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lady Xie ; Lifespan Unknown
Wife of Sun Quan, the Lord of Wu. Was a native of Shanyin in Kuaiji.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lady Xu; Lifespan Unknown
Wife of Sun Quan, the Lord of Wu. Was a native of Fuchun in Wu Commandary.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Ling Tong (Gongji); Lived AD 189–217
Served Wu. Resented Gan Ning for killing his father, Ling Cao, but later forgave him.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Liu Zhang (Jiyu); Lived AD ?–219
Son of Liu Yan. Governed Ba-shu before Liu Bei took his kingdom out from under his feet.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Lü Fan (Ziheng); Lived AD ?–228
Was an aide to Yuan Shu, but left for Sun Ce. Suggested Lady Sun’s marriage.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST   External (SGZ)
Lu Kang (Youjie); Lived AD 226–274
Lu Xun’s second son. Known to be as capable a commander as his father.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SS   Comprehensive   
Lü Meng (Ziming); Lived AD 178–220
Served Wu. Originally a skilled warrior, turned out to be a scholar as well.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Lu Su (Zijing); Lived AD 172–217
Brilliant and insightful Wu commander. Was ambassador to Shu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW   External (SGZ)
Lu Xun (Boyan); Lived AD 183–245
Famous and brilliant Wu commander that defeated Liu Bei at Yiling.
Sanguozhi CO   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Lu Yin (Jingzong); Lifespan Unlisted
Favoured by Sun He, defeated Zhao Yu and pacified Jiaozhou in 248.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Ma Zhong; Lived AD ?–222
Captured Guan Yu and Guan Ping. Executed to satiate Liu Bei in the novel.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive   
Mi Fang (Zifang); Lived Unknown–
Mi Zhu’s brother. Served all three kingdoms. Surrendered to Wu after threat of punishment from Guan Yu.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Pan Jun (Chengming); Lived AD ?–240
Began his career under Liu Biao then Liu Bei. After Guan Yu’s death, served in Wu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Pan Zhang (Wengui); Lived AD 171–234
Served Wu. Led the forces which captured Guan Yu and his son, Guan Ping.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Puyang Xing (Ziyuan); Lived AD ?–265
Supported Sun Hao after Sun Xiu died, helping to elevate him to Emperor.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Quan Cong (Zihuang); Lived AD ?–249
Son of Quan Rou and son-in-law of Sun Quan. Served Wu as general and advisor.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Ben (Boyang); Lived AD C. 174–220
Inherited Sun Jian’s troops and served Yuan Shu, then Sun Ce. Died of illness after Chibi.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST
Sun Ce (Bofu); Lived AD 175–200
Sun Jian’s oldest son. Built the foundation of the Wu kingdom.
Sanguozhi JY   Sanguo yanyi ME   Comprehensive JW
Sun Fu (Guoyi); Lifespan Unknown
Second son of Sun Qiang. Imprisoned after trying to surrender to Cao Cao.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST   External (SGZ)
Sun Hao (Yuanzong); Lived AD 242–283
Last Emperor of Wu. Destroyed the country through tyranical rule and wasteful projects.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SS   Comprehensive   
Sun He (Bohai); Lived AD ?–204
Investigated Sun Yi’s death but was assassinated. Adopted into Yu clan by Sun Jian.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST
Sun Huan (Shuwu); Lived AD 196–?
Part of invasion of Jing. Trapped at Yiling, he holds out until Lu Xun achieves victory.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST   External (SGZ)
Sun Jian (Wentai); Lived AD 155–192
Father of Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and the kingdom of Wu.
Sanguozhi JY   Sanguo yanyi ME   Comprehensive JW
Sun Jing (Youtai); Lifespan Unlisted
Raised up the troops that would be Jian’s personal guard. Helped defeat Wang Lang.
Sanguozhi JW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Jun (Ziyuan); Lived AD 218–256
Joined Teng Yin in assassinating Zhuge Ke, later controlled the court.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Lang (Zaoan); Lifespan Unknown
The fifth son of Sun Jian. Led a command at Dongkou but accidentally burned his own camp.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive ST
Sun Liang (Ziming); Lived AD 243–260
Became Emperor, but was dethroned by Sun Chen after failed attempt to remove Chen.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Quan (Zhongmou); Lived AD 182–252
Sun Jian’s second son. Sun Ce’s brother. Long-lived first Emperor of Wu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW   External (SGZ)
Sun Shao (Gongli); Lived AD 188–241
Disobeyed Xu Sheng to fool opposing Wei forces. Maintained strong defense against Wei.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi ST   Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Yi (Shubi); Lived AD 183–203
Once a rival to Sun Quan. Assassinated by Bian Hong and others at a banquet.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi ST   Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Sun Yu (Zhongyi); Lived AD 176–215
Served Wu. Sun Jing’s second son and cousin to Sun Quan.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Taishi Ci (Ziyi); Lived AD 166–206
Served Liu Yao, then Wu. Helped save Kong Rong from the Yellow Scarves.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi DL   Comprehensive JW
Wu Can (Kongxiu); Lived AD 187–248
Was promoted into office by Sun He. Helped to pacify the Shanyue.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Xiao Qiao; Lifespan Unknown
Younger of Wu’s Qiao Sisters. Sister to Da Qiao. Married to Zhou Yu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi JP   Comprehensive   
Xie Jing; Lived AD ?–222
Duels Zhang Bao for 40 bouts before retreating. Described as brave, killed by Zhang Bao.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive   
Xu Sheng (Wenxiang); Lived AD ?–C. 225
Served in Chibi and Wu’s invasions into Wei. Tricked Cao Pi with a fake wall.
Sanguozhi HX   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Yu Quan; Lived AD ?–254
Served as commander in Wu during Sun Liang’s reign. Helped support Zhuge Dan.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive   
Zhang Zhao (Zibu); Lived AD 156–236
Served Wu. Highly trusted internal administrator.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Zhou Tai (Youping); Lived AD 163–225
Wu officer who Saved Sun Quan’s life, and was loved dearly in return.
Sanguozhi LW   Sanguo yanyi SS   Comprehensive JW
Zhou Yu (Gongjin); Lived AD 175–210
Skilled war commander of Wu. Commanded Wu forces at the Battle of Chibi.
Sanguozhi BR   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Zhu Huan (Xiumu); Lived AD 176–238
Possibly a little mad, murdered the servants of Quan Yi. Destroyed Cao Ren at Ruxu.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive      External (SGZ)
Zhu Ju (Ziju); Lived AD 190–246
Wu Scholar. Demoted after supporting Sun He. Tricked into committing suicide.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW
Zhu Ran (Yifeng); Lived AD 182–249
Served Wu. Was the son of Zhu Zhi’s sister. Studied together with Sun Quan.
Sanguozhi DG   Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive   
Zhu Zhi (Junli); Lived AD 156–234
Served through three generations of the Sun family. Magistrate in Wu County.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi      Comprehensive JW   External (SGZ)
Zhuge Jin (Ziyu); Lived AD 174–241
Zhuge Liang’s older brother in service to Wu. Highly trusted by Sun Quan.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi MH   Comprehensive   
Zhuge Ke (Yuanxun); Lived AD ?–253
Served Wu as Imperial Guardian. Son of Zhuge Jin. Murdered by Sun Jun.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive   
Zu Mao (Darong); Lived Unlisted–
One of Sun Jian’s first four commanders. Tricked Hua Xiong in order to save Sun Jian’s life.
Sanguozhi      Sanguo yanyi SW   Comprehensive   

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