Encyclopedia: Zhen Yi

Zhen Yi; Chên I; 甄逸

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Zhen Yi 甄逸

Lived: AD ?–185

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Served: Han

Father of Empress Zhen, but died while she was young. Commandery Governor.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Chên I
Simplified Chinese: 甄逸
Pronunciation: Zhen1 Yi4

Birthplace: Zhongshan Commandery
(near modern-day Baoding, Hebei)

Rank and Titles

Commandery Governor

Family and Relationships

Zhen Yan, Zhen Yao, Zhen Yu (Sons); Zhen Dao, Zhen Rong, Zhen Tuo, Empress Zhen [Zhen Ji] (Daughters); Cao Pi (Son-in-law); Cao Rui Emperor Ming (Grandson); Princess Dongxiang (Granddaughter); Cao Jiong, Cao Mu, Cao Yin, Cao Shu (Great Grandchildren)

Literary Appearances

Sanguozhi: Wei 5


Historic (Unverified)

Zhen Yi hailed from Zhongshan Commandery (near modern-day Baoding, Hebei) and was father of Lady Zhen (who would become Empress Zhen as Cao Pi’s wife). He served the Han as a Commandery Governor and his family was wealthy. He died when Lady Zhen was only two years old. Despite his death, his family remained wealthy, and while the region was torn by war as the Han Dynasty crumbled apart his family played a crucial role in famine relief for the poor, an act with which Lady Zhen was personally involved.



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September 22, 2023