Encyclopedia: Li Dian

Li Dian (Mancheng); Li Tien (Man-ch‘êng); 李典 (曼成)

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Li Dian (Mancheng) 李典 (曼成)

Lived: AD c.181–c.217


Served: Wei

Served Wei. Assisted Zhang Liao in the defense of Hefei.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li Tien (Man-ch‘êng)
Simplified Chinese: 李典 (曼成)
Pronunciation: Li3 Dian3 (Man4cheng2)
Min-Nan: Li Thian (Ban-seng)

Birthplace: Juye County, Shanyang Commandery
(Presently Juye in Shandong Province)

Rank and Titles

Gentleman of the Household; Governor of Lihu; Bi Jiang Jun; General Who Captures Caitiffs; Marquis of a Chief Village; General Who Breaks the Caitiffs

Family and Relationships

Li Qian (Father); Li Zheng (Brother); Li Zhen (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Li Dian did not capture Huang Shao. [ZZTJ: 62]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 2224, 27, 3033, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42, 48, 50, 53, 67, 68

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February 17, 2023