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Empress Guo (Nüwang); Empress Kuo (Nü-wang); 郭皇后

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Empress Guo (Nüwang) 郭皇后

Game Name:
Guo Shi

Lived: AD 184–235

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Served: Wei

One of Cao Pi’s wives, said to have spread doubts about Cao Rui’s birth.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Empress Kuo (Nü-wang)
Simplified Chinese: 郭皇后
Pronunciation: Guo1 Huang2hou4
Cantonese (Yale): Gwok Wonghau
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Gwok Wonghau

Birthplace: Xiping

Other Names: Empress Guo Nüwang, Guo Nüwang

Name Notes: Guo Shi in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI.

Rank and Titles

Queenie; Lady; Honoured Concubine; Empress; Empress Dowager

Family and Relationships

Guo Yong (Father); Cao Pi (Husband); Dong (Mother); Guo Fu (Older Brothers); Lady Yu (Older Sister); Guo Cheng, Guo Du (Younger Brothers); Guo Biao (Cousin); Meng Wu (Nephew)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 91



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April 10, 2023