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Yu Jin

200 - 221

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Yu Jin (died c.September 221), courtesy name Wenze, was a Chinese military general serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He joined Cao Cao in 192 around the start of the civil wars leading to the collapse of the dynasty, and fought in many of the campaigns which established the warlord's position as a central figure in that period. In 219, Yu Jin was tasked with leading forces to relief Cao Cao's general Cao Ren, who was being besieged in Fancheng by Liu Bei's general Guan Yu, but his armies were destroyed in a flood due to heavy rains. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yu Jin has received more than 146,930 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Yu Jin is the 502nd most popular military personnel (down from 430th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from China (down from 295th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Yu Jin is most famous for his involvement in the Battle of Red Cliffs. He was a general under Liu Bei and fought against the larger army of Cao Cao.

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Among military personnels, Yu Jin ranks 502 out of 1,468Before him are Duško Popov, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Tamon Yamaguchi, Harold Lowe, Husein Gradaščević, and Ion Mihai Pacepa. After him are Max Hoffmann, Gongsun Zan, Kenji Doihara, Theodor Busse, Fyodor Ushakov, and Grigory Kulik.

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Among people born in 200, Yu Jin ranks 26Before him are Sasan, Artabanus IV of Parthia, Claudius Aelianus, Lucius Artorius Castus, Tatiana of Rome, and Achilles Tatius. After him are Paul of Samosata, Sabellius, Gao Shun, Yue Jin, Liu Zhang, and Marcia. Among people deceased in 221, Yu Jin ranks 3Before him are Zhang Fei and Lady Zhen.

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Among people born in China, Yu Jin ranks 336 out of 1,392Before him are Jia Xu (147), Yelü Chucai (1189), Lu Ban (-507), Terence Young (1915), Duan Qirui (1865), and Shi Nai'an (1296). After him are Gongsun Zan (null), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Su Song (1020), Zeng Guofan (1811), Ren Zhengfei (1944), and Pang De (170).


Among military personnels born in China, Yu Jin ranks 30Before him are Lü Meng (178), Xu Huang (169), Gan Ning (175), Cao Ren (168), Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), and He Jin (135). After him are Gongsun Zan (null), Pang De (170), Gao Shun (200), Yue Jin (200), Qi Jiguang (1527), and Deng Ai (197).