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|General and politician of Han Dynasty|
Pingyang County, Taishan (present-day Xintai, Shandong)
Bao Xin (152 – 192) was a military general who lived during the late Han Dynasty of China. Initially, he participated in the imperial campaign against the Yellow Turbans along with other regional warlords. After the rise of Dong Zhuo, who usurped the power of the Imperial Court, Bao joined the campaign against Dong Zhuo. During a battle at Sishui Pass, he disobeyed orders from the alliance's leader Yuan Shao and instructed his younger brother, Bao Zhong, to engage the enemy commander Hua Xiong, with around 5,000 armored cavalry. However, the raid failed and Bao Zhong was slain.
Later he served under Xiahou Dun, one of Cao Cao's highest-ranked generals. He was killed in 192 in an assault against one of the Yellow Turban rebels' strongholds in Shouzhang (southwest of present day Dongping County).
- Brother: Bao Tao
- Son: Bao Xun
Appointments and titles held
- Commandant of Cavalry (騎都尉)
- General Who Routs the Caitiffs (破虜將軍)
- Chancellor of Jibei (濟北相)
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