Encyclopedia: Ding Gu

Ding Gu (Zijian); Ting Ku (Tzŭ-chien)

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Ding Gu (Zijian)

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Wu

An Excellency, he had a dream that prophesied about Sun Hao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ting Ku (Tzŭ-chien)
Simplified Chinese: Undefined

Birthplace: from Shanyin

Other Names: Ding Mi

Rank and Titles

Minister of Justice, Left Imperial Counselor, Minister Over the Masses

Family and Relationships

Ding Lan (Father)


Historic (Confirmed)

Originally named Ding Mi. After Sun Hao came to power, Ding Mi changed his name to Ding Gu in order to avoid the taboo on the name of Sun Hao’s father-in-law Teng Mi. Out of respect for Ding Mi, Teng Mi changed his name to Teng Mu.

Ding Gu held the rank of Minister of Justice under Sun Xiu. When Sun Hao became emperor in 264, he made Ding Gu Left Imperial Counselor (Zuǒ Yùshĭ Dàfū 左御史大夫). In 268, Sun Hao made Ding Gu Minister over the Masses (Sītú 司徒).



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April 10, 2023