Biography (SGYY): Gao Sheng

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Gao Sheng
高昇
Lived: ?–184

Sanguo Yanyi Officer Biography
Author Notes in Blue
Authored by Sam Wrest

Gao Sheng

Gao Sheng was a Yellow Scarf commander during the rebel’s first uprising.

When the Yellow Scarves rebellion began in the first year of Central Stability, AD 184, Gao Sheng was serving under General of Earth, Zhang Bao, as lieutenant commander. After being defeated at Yingchuan at the hands of Han generals Huangfu Song and Zhu Jun, Zhang Bao and Gao Sheng had a total of eighty or ninety thousand troops left in their command. With no better place to turn, they set their force to camp behind a mountain. Zhu Jun alone pursued them and set camp not far from their own position, where the two forces remained at a stalemate.

When Liu Bei, a volunteer general, arrived to reinforce Zhu Jun, Jun sent Bei forward in preparation for an attack. Gao Sheng went forward in response and immediately began taunting the new force. Zhang Fei, an enemy officer, rode out upon Liu Bei’s command. Gao Sheng rode out to meet the fearsome commander and fought several bouts with Fei but, unable to withstand his attack, was run through and instantly killed.

Copyright © 2006 Sam Wrest. All Rights Reserved.
Source: Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms