Encyclopedia: Gongsun Zan

Gongsun Zan (Bogui); Kungsun Tsan (Po-kuei); 公孫瓚 (伯珪)

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Gongsun Zan (Bogui) 公孫瓚 (伯珪)

Lived: AD ?–199


Served: Han, Gongsun Zan

Magistrate of Beiping. Fought Yuan Shao. Committed suicide with his family.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Kungsun Tsan (Po-kuei)
Simplified Chinese: 公孙瓒 (伯珪)
Pronunciation: Gong1sun1 Zan4 (Bo2gui1)
Min-Nan: Kongsun Can (Pek-kui)

Birthplace: Liaoxi

Rank and Titles

Prefect of Zhuo; Chief Commandant of Cavalry; Colonel Who Brings the Caitiffs to Surrender; General of the Van; Marquis of Yi

Family and Relationships

Gongsun Xu (Son); Gongsun Yue, Gongsun Fan (Cousins)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically, he was beheaded by Yuan Shao’s men. [ZZTJ]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 1, 2, 57, 11, 12, 18, 21, 22, 28, 31, 120

Search Results

The Gongsun Zan We Never Knew…
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Gongsun Zan’s Mistake
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Gongsun Zan: Good Ruler?
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Biography of Gongsun Zan
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Gongsun Zan’s SGYY Bio.
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Gongsun Zan SGYY Biography
Date: 09/03     Replies: 16

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April 10, 2023