Sima Wang

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Sima Wang
General of Cao Wei
Born 205
Died 271 (aged 65–66)
Traditional Chinese 司馬望
Simplified Chinese 司马望
Pinyin Sīmǎ Wàng
Courtesy name Zichu (子初)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sima.

Sima Wang (205–271), courtesy name Zichu, was a military general of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. He served the Jin Dynasty after the end of the Three Kingdoms period. He was the second son of Sima Fu, but was adopted by his older uncle Sima Lang, and became Sima Lang's heir.


From the time when Sima Zhao held real power over the state of Cao Wei, Sima Wang came into favor and was given high positions. Against invasions by the rival state of Shu Han, Sima Wang took command and successfully repulsed the enemy. For this accomplishment, he was given the rank of Minister over the Masses (司徒).

When Sima Yan became the first emperor of the Jin Dynasty, Sima Wang was again promoted, this time to Grand Marshal (大司馬), and he was given the title of Prince of Langyang (義陽王), elevating his status to nobility.

Of Sima Wang, it was said that he was a very able man, and that he enjoyed debates with other men of intelligence.


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