Guo Huai

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Guo Huai
General of Cao Wei
Born (Unknown)
Died 255[1]
Traditional Chinese 郭淮
Simplified Chinese 郭淮
Pinyin Guō Huái
Wade–Giles Kuo Huai
Courtesy name Boji (traditional Chinese: 伯濟; simplified Chinese: 伯济; pinyin: Bójì; Wade–Giles: Po-chi)
Posthumous name Marquis Zhen (traditional Chinese: 貞侯; simplified Chinese: 贞侯; pinyin: Zhēn Hóu; Wade–Giles: Chen Hou)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Guo.

Guo Huai (died 255), courtesy name Boji, was a military general of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. He started his career in the late Eastern Han Dynasty as a military officer under the warlord Cao Cao. During Cao Pi's reign, he rose up the ranks and became a subordinate of the Wei marshal Sima Yi. Guo Huai defeated the Qiang and Di tribes several times and defended Cao Wei from Jiang Wei's campaigns.

In fiction[edit]

In the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, Guo Huai has much the same role as a commander of Cao Wei troops against Jiang Wei, but his end is altered; he is killed by Jiang Wei in the Battle of Lintao in 253 AD, rather than dying of illness.

Modern references[edit]

Guo Huai is first introduced as a playable character in the seventh and eighth installments of Koei's Dynasty Warriors video game series.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Guo Huai's biography in Records of the Three Kingdoms mentioned that Guo died in the 2nd year of the Zhengyuan era (254-256) in Cao Mao's reign. (正元二年薨,追贈大將軍,謚曰貞侯。)