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Gongsun Gong; Kungsun Kung; 公孫恭

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Gongsun Gong 公孫恭

Lived: Unknown

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Served: Gongsun Du, Gongsun Kang, Gongsun Gong, Wei

Advised Kang to kill Yuan Xi and Shang. Impotent and weak, he was deposed by Gongsun Yuan.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Kungsun Kung
Simplified Chinese: 公孙恭
Pronunciation: Gong1sun1 Gong1
Cantonese (Yale): Gungsyun Gung
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Gungsyun Gung
Min-Nan: Kongsun Bun

Birthplace: Xuantu

Rank and Titles

Marquis of Yongning; Regent; General of the Flying Cavalry

Family and Relationships

Gongsun Du (Father); Gongsun Kang (Brother); Gongsun Yuan, Gongsun Huang (Nephews)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 33, 44, 106

Sanguozhi: Wei 2, Wei 3, Wei 11

Zizhi tongjian: 69


Internet (Trusted)

Gongsun Gong was Gongsun Du’s son and Gongsun Kang’s brother. When Yuan Shang, Supuyan and Yuan Xi fled to Gongsun Kang, Gongsun Gong was one of the first people to advise putting all three of them to death. Upon Gongsun Kang’s death, Gongsun Gong became the regent of the Gongsun family’s territories. He reigned for a short while, during which time Gongsun Huang, the eldest son of Kang, died. Eventually Gongsun Gong was supplanted by Gongsun Yuan, who was the rightful heir of the Gongsun’s lands. Despite the fact that Gongsun Gong had only ruled his famiily’s possessions because Gongsun Yuan and Gongsun Huang were too young, Gongsun Gong was recognized by the Wei court as sovereign. He was also given the rank of ’General of the Flying Cavalry.’



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April 10, 2023