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Zhang Liao

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Zhang Liao () (169 – late 222), courtesy name Wenyuan, was a Chinese military general serving under the warlord Cao Cao in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He served briefly in the state of Cao Wei, founded by Cao Cao's successor Cao Pi, in the early Three Kingdoms period before his death. Formerly a subordinate of other warlords such as Ding Yuan, Dong Zhuo and Lü Bu, Zhang Liao joined Cao Cao around 198 after Lü Bu's downfall at the Battle of Xiapi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Liao has received more than 307,240 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhang Liao is the 251st most popular military personnel (down from 223rd in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from China (down from 139th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Zhang Liao is most famous for his role in the Battle of Hefei in the year 200 AD.

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Among military personnels, Zhang Liao ranks 251 out of 1,468Before him are Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Maurice Gamelin, Werner Mölders, Pedro de Alvarado, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski. After him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Khalifa Haftar, Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, Federico da Montefeltro, and Pittacus of Mytilene.

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Among people born in 169, Zhang Liao ranks 1After him are Xu Huang and Empress Jingū. Among people deceased in 222, Zhang Liao ranks 2Before him is Elagabalus. After him are Ma Chao, Julia Soaemias, Gan Ning, Huang Gai, Bardaisan, Annia Faustina, and Hierocles.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Liao ranks 163 out of 1,392Before him are Hongzhi Emperor (1470), Jack Ma (1964), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Cao Rui (205), Zhu De (1886), and Wong Fei-hung (1925). After him are Wang Jingwei (1883), Bai Juyi (772), Liu Shan (207), Tang of Shang (-1601), Empress Xiaoyichun (1727), and King Zhou of Shang (-1105).


Among military personnels born in China, Zhang Liao ranks 14Before him are Yue Fei (1142), Sun Jian (155), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Ce (175), Han Xin (-231), and Bai Qi (-250). After him are Sun Bin (-401), Meng Tian (-250), Xiahou Dun (155), Wu Sangui (1612), Jiang Wei (202), and Huang Zhong (148).