Encyclopedia: Cao Yan

Cao Yan; Ts‘ao Yen

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Cao Yan

Lived: AD ?–249

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Served: Wei

Brother of Cao Shuang, rose and fell with the faction’s fortunes.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ts‘ao Yen
Simplified Chinese: Undefined

Rank and Titles

Commander of the Cavalry

Family and Relationships

Cao Zhen (Father); Cao Shuang, Cao Xi, Cao Xun (Brothers)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 106, 107



Novel and History

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Literature and Language


April 10, 2023