Xiahou Yuan

200 - 219

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Xiahou Yuan (pronunciation ) (died 219), courtesy name Miaocai, was a Chinese military general and politician serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He is known for his exploits in western China (in parts of present-day Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi provinces) in the 210s, during which he defeated Cao Cao's rivals Ma Chao and Han Sui in Liang Province and the surrounding areas, and forced several Di and Qiang tribal peoples into submission. He was killed in action at the Battle of Mount Dingjun while defending Hanzhong Commandery from attacks by a rival warlord Liu Bei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xiahou Yuan has received more than 131,356 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Xiahou Yuan is the 322nd most popular military personnel (down from 273rd in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from China (down from 188th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Xiahou Yuan is most famous for being a military general in the Three Kingdoms period.

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Among military personnels, Xiahou Yuan ranks 322 out of 1,466Before him are Nearchus, François Joseph Lefebvre, Götz von Berlichingen, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Hans-Valentin Hube, and Hugo Sperrle. After him are Datis, Eduard Dietl, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Iwane Matsui, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, and Jacques MacDonald.

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Among people born in 200, Xiahou Yuan ranks 19Before him are Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Wei Yan, Artemidorus, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Claudius Aelianus, and Zhang Jue. After him are Gao Shun, Artabanus IV of Parthia, Yu Jin, Paul of Samosata, Liu Zhang, and Achilles Tatius. Among people deceased in 219, Xiahou Yuan ranks 1After him are Liu Zhang, Pang De, and Zhang Zhongjing.

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Among people born in China, Xiahou Yuan ranks 224 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), John Woo (1946), Cao Ren (168), Liu Biao (142), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), and Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150). After him are Liu Hui (225), Cao Xueqin (1724), Bi Sheng (990), Bolo Yeung (1946), Han Yu (768), and Emperor Yuan of Han (-75).


Among military personnels born in China, Xiahou Yuan ranks 23Before him are Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), Huang Zhong (148), Lü Meng (178), Gan Ning (175), and Cao Ren (168). After him are Meng Tian (-250), Xu Huang (169), Zhang He (167), Ban Chao (32), Gao Shun (200), and Yoshiko Kawashima (1907).