Encyclopedia: Fan Cheng

Fan Cheng; Fan Ch‘êng; 范成

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Fan Cheng 范成


Lived: Unknown

None Available

Served: Han, Wei

Appointed a prefect of Luoyang when Cao Cao moved the capital to Xuchang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Fan Ch‘êng
Simplified Chinese: 范成
Pronunciation: Fan4 Cheng2

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles

Prefect of Luoyang (AD 196)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: MR:14

Fan Cheng


Sanguo Yanyi

Fan Cheng was a servant of the Han Dynasty. In AD 196, in the novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, when Cao Cao received Emperor Xian in Xuchang and made Xuchang the new capital of China, Fan Cheng was appointed a prefect of Luoyang along with Dong Zhao.

Fan Cheng is not mentioned in the novel after this point and we are currently investigating his historic background. It is worth noting, though, that Luo Guanzhong usually didn’t invent fictional characters for roles such as this, and as such he is likely an historic character.



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April 10, 2023