Encyclopedia: Ma Tie

Ma Tie; Ma T‘ieh; 馬鐵

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Ma Tie 馬鐵

Lived: AD ?–212

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Served: Wei, Ma Teng

Killed in a volley of arrows as Cao Cao attacks the Ma’s outside Xuchang.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ma T‘ieh
Simplified Chinese: 马铁
Pronunciation: Ma3 Tie3
Cantonese (Yale): Ma Tit
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Maa Tit
Min-Nan: Ma Tiat

Birthplace: Longxi

Rank and Titles

Colonel of the Cavalry

Family and Relationships

Ma Teng (Father); Ma Chao, Ma Xiu (Brothers)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 57, 58


Historic (Confirmed)

Ma Tie was a son of Ma Teng. He accompanied his father to Ye city when Ma Teng was persuaded to take up rank there. Though granted a rank himself, he was executed alongside his father when Ma Chao later revolted.

A Biographical Dictionary of the Later-Han to Three Kingdoms by Dr. Rafe de Crespigny



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April 10, 2023