Encyclopedia: Qiao Rui

Qiao Rui; Ch‘iao Jui; 橋蕤

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Qiao Rui 橋蕤

Lived: AD ?–197


Served: Yuan Shu

Officer of Yuan Shu. Fought with Cao Cao’s forces, but was killed by Xiahou Dun.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ch‘iao Jui
Simplified Chinese: 桥蕤
Pronunciation: Qiao2 Rui2
Cantonese (Yale): Kiu Yeui
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Kiu Jeoi

Birthplace: Unknown

Rank and Titles


Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Executed by Cao Cao rather than killed in a duel.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 15, 17

Sanguozhi: Wei 1, Wei 6, Wei 12, Wei 17

Hou Han shu: 75

Zizhi tongjian: 62


Historic (Confirmed)

Qiao Rui served Yuan Shu. In AD 197 Qiao Rui was sent with Zhang Xun to Xiapi to attack Lü Bu. Betrayed by their allies Han Xian and Yang Feng, they were defeated and suffered heavy losses. Later in the same year Qiao Rui was dispatched to defend Hu city in Chen against Cao Cao. Cao Cao stormed the city and slaughtered its defenders.



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April 10, 2023