Cao Ren

168 - 223

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Cao Ren (pronunciation ) (168 – 6 May 223), courtesy name Zixiao, was a military general serving during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China under the warlord Cao Cao, who was also his older second cousin. He continued serving in the state of Cao Wei – founded by Cao Cao's son and successor, Cao Pi – during the Three Kingdoms period. He played a significant part in assisting Cao Cao in the civil wars leading to the end of the Han dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Ren has received more than 127,734 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Cao Ren is the 315th most popular military personnel (down from 288th in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from China (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Cao Ren is a general who served in the Three Kingdoms period. He was a trusted advisor of Liu Bei, the founder of the Kingdom of Shu. Cao Ren was famous for his loyalty and faithfulness to his lord.

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Among military personnels, Cao Ren ranks 315 out of 1,466Before him are Gan Ning, Otto Kretschmer, Nikolai Yudenich, Yamagata Aritomo, Erasmo of Narni, and Friedrich Dollmann. After him are Nearchus, François Joseph Lefebvre, Götz von Berlichingen, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Hans-Valentin Hube, and Hugo Sperrle.

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Among people born in 168, Cao Ren ranks 2Before him is Zhao Yun.  Among people deceased in 223, Cao Ren ranks 4Before him are Liu Bei, Pope Callixtus I, and Athenaeus. After him are Jia Xu and Zhou Tai.

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Among people born in China, Cao Ren ranks 220 out of 1,186Before him are Zhang Zuolin (1875), Zhang Jue (200), Liu Xiaobo (1955), Emperor Ming of Han (28), Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), and John Woo (1946). After him are Liu Biao (142), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Xiahou Yuan (200), Liu Hui (225), and Cao Xueqin (1724).


Among military personnels born in China, Cao Ren ranks 22Before him are Xiahou Dun (155), Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), Huang Zhong (148), Lü Meng (178), and Gan Ning (175). After him are Xiahou Yuan (200), Meng Tian (-250), Xu Huang (169), Zhang He (167), Ban Chao (32), and Gao Shun (200).