Encyclopedia: Lu Dai

Lü Dai (Dinggong); Lü Tai (Ting-kung); 呂岱 (定公)

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Lü Dai (Dinggong) 呂岱 (定公)

Lived: AD 161–256

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Served: Wu

General of Wu. Executed the last vestiges of the Shi clan in Jiao province.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Lü Tai (Ting-kung)
Simplified Chinese: 吕岱 (定公)
Pronunciation:3 Dai4 (Ding4gong1)
Min-Nan: Lu Tay (Teng-kong)

Rank and Titles

Inspector of Jiaozhou, Inspector of Guangzhou, General Who Guards the South, Governor of Jingzhou, General-in-Chief of the First Army, Commander-in-Chief

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 108

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Lü Dai became Inspector of Jiaozhou in 220. He served this position well and suppressed a major revolt in the province in 266. His further exploits in the far south earned Sun Quan the respect of several foreign states.

From 230–234, he campaigned with Pan Jun against the Man tribes of Wuqi. From 234–238, he fought to pacify Luling as well. Lü Dia suppressed another major revolt in 239, led by the general Liao Shi.

In 246, Lü Dai was made General-in-Chief of the First Army and put in charge of the western half of Jing province. In 253, he became Commander-in-Chief.

Lü Dai died on October 21 of 256 at the age of 96. He had the longest recorded lifespan of any Three Kingdoms figure.



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April 10, 2023