Guan Ning

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Guan Ning
Politician of Cao Wei
Born 158[1]
Died 241 (aged 83)[1]
Names
Traditional Chinese 管寧
Simplified Chinese 管宁
Pinyin Guǎn Níng
Wade–Giles Kuan Ning
Courtesy name You'an (Chinese: 幼安; pinyin: Yòu'ān; Wade–Giles: Yu-an)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Guan.

Guan Ning (158–241),[1] courtesy name You'an, was a politician of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. He was a native of Zhuxu (朱虛), Beihai (北海) commandery, which is near present-day Linqu County, Weifang, Shandong.[2] His father died when he was 16.[3] He was friends with Hua Xin and Bing Yuan (邴原).[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Guan Ning's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms mentioned that he died at the age of 84 (by East Asian age reckoning) in the 2nd year of the Zhengshi era (240-249) in Cao Fang's reign. (正始二年, ... 會寧卒,時年八十四。) By calculation, his birth year should be around 158.
  2. ^ (管寧字幼安,北海朱虛人也。) Chen Shou. Records of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 11, Biography of Guan Ning.
  3. ^ (年十六喪父,中表愍其孤貧,咸共贈賵,悉辭不受,稱財以送終。) Chen Shou. Records of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 11, Biography of Guan Ning.
  4. ^ (與平原華歆、同縣邴原相友,俱游學於異國,並敬善陳仲弓。) Chen Shou. Records of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 11, Biography of Guan Ning.