Encyclopedia: Lu Meng

Lü Meng (Ziming); Lü Mêng (Tzŭ-ming); 呂蒙 (子明)

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Lü Meng (Ziming) 呂蒙 (子明)

Game Name:
Lu Meng

Lived: AD 178–220


Served: Wu

Served Wu. Originally a skilled warrior, turned out to be a scholar as well.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Lü Mêng (Tzŭ-ming)
Simplified Chinese: 吕蒙 (子明)
Pronunciation:2 Meng3 (Zi3ming2Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Leui Mung (Ji-ming)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Leoi Mung (Zi-ming)
Min-Nan: Lu Bong (Cu-beng)

Birthplace: Fupo in Runan

Name Notes: The Lü surname is pronounced Lü2 because of the preceeding Meng, which is 3rd tone, the same rule applies when pronouncing the style name because Zi3 is also third tone.

Rank and Titles

Major of a Separate Command; Colonel Who Pacifies the North; Chief of Guangde Commune; General of the Interior Who Crosses the Fields; Lieutenant-General; Chief of Xunyang Commune; Grand Administrator of Lujiang; Keeper of the Left Army; General of Tiger Might; Grand Administrator of Hanchang; Grand Administrator of Nanjun; Marquis of Chanling

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Did not historically die after being possessed by Guan Yu’s spirit. His SGZ biography states that he was sickly and died from illness at the age of 42.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 38, 44, 4951, 56, 61, 6668, 73, 75, 76, 77, 82, 83, 103, 110

Search Results

Better Officer: Lu Meng or Zhou Yu?
Date: 01/09     Replies: 30
Lu Meng, Hero of Wu? Or Wei’s Greatest Insider.
Date: 06/08     Replies: 38
Wu’s Greatest Commander: Zhou Yu, Lu Meng or Lu Xun?
Date: 04/08     Replies: 91
Lü Meng or Lu Xun: Who Gets Credit for Taking Jing?
Date: 09/07     Replies: 24
Historical Lu Meng
Date: 05/05     Replies: 22
In Lu Meng’s Shoes
Date: 07/04     Replies: 12
Lu Meng: Wu’s Best General?
Date: 06/04     Replies: 42
The Under-praised Qualities of Lu Meng
Date: 06/04     Replies: 8
Was Lu Meng Wu’s Most Talented Officer
Date: 06/03     Replies: 13
Was Lu Meng Right?
Date: 11/02     Replies: 80


Comprehensive Biography for Lü Meng
Date: 05/18     Replies: 5



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February 17, 2023