Sun Deng

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Sun Deng
Crown Prince of Eastern Wu
Born 209
Died 241 (aged 32)
Traditional Chinese 孫登
Simplified Chinese 孙登
Pinyin Sūn Dēng
Wade–Giles Sun Teng
Courtesy name Zigao (Chinese: 子高; pinyin: Zǐgāo; Wade–Giles: Tzu-kao)
Posthumous name Crown Prince Xuan (Chinese: 宣太子; pinyin: Xuān Tàizǐ; Wade–Giles: Hsüan T'ai-tzu)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.

Sun Deng (209–241), courtesy name Zigao, was a crown prince of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period. He was the eldest son of Sun Quan, the founding emperor of Wu. It is known that Sun Deng was both wise and virtuous, having all the makings of a great man. He studied the Classic of Changes, and was a poet and a musician.[1] However, Sun Deng was destined never to succeed his father because he died from illness at a relatively young age of 31. Sun Deng married Zhou Yu's daughter and they had three children: Sun Fan, Sun Ying, and Sun Xi. He was posthumously honoured as "Crown Prince Xuan".


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  1. ^ Destenay, Anne L. (1986). China. United States: Nagel Publishers. p. 822. ISBN 2826307649.