Liu Du (warlord)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Du
Official of Liu Bei
Names
Simplified Chinese 刘度
Traditional Chinese 劉度
Pinyin Liú Dū
Wade–Giles Liu Tu

Liu Du was a minor warlord during the late Han Dynasty period of Chinese history.

Around the time of the Battle of Red Cliff (208), he was serving under Liu Biao as Grand Administrator of Lingling Commandery (in present-day Yongzhou, Hunan). Following the battle, Liu Bei marched against the four southern commanderies in Jing Province, and defeated Liu Du.[1]

Titles and Appointments Held[edit]

  • Grand Administrator of Lingling Commandery (零陵太守)

In Fiction[edit]

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Du has a son, Liu Xian, whom he at one point sends along with the equally fictional Xing Daorong against Liu Bei. However, Liu Du surrendered when hearing of the defeat of Liu Xian. Liu Du was then appointed as Administrator of Liuren.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chen Shou, Records of the Three Kingdoms, chapter 32, p 879. This brief reference is the only historical record of Liu Du.
  2. ^ Luo Guanzhong, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, chapter 52

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