Bao Xun

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Bao Xun
General and politician of Cao Wei
Born (Unknown)
Died 226
Traditional Chinese 鮑勛
Simplified Chinese 鲍勋
Pinyin Bào Xūn
Wade–Giles Pao Hsun
Courtesy name Shuye (traditional Chinese: 叔業; simplified Chinese: 叔业; pinyin: Shūyè; Wade–Giles: Shu-yeh)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bao.

Bao Xun (died 226), courtesy name Shuye, was a general and politician of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. He was appointed as a minister by Cao Cao in recognition of his late father Bao Xin, who was killed in action against the Yellow Turban rebels. Bao Xun was known to be an outspoken minister who would not hesitate to criticise anyone for their mistakes, including his lord. Cao Cao's successor Cao Pi was frustrated and angry with Bao Xun for his outspoken nature that he demoted Bao several times during his reign. Eventually, Cao Pi grew tired of Bao Xun and ordered Bao's execution.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • Official in the Chancellor's Office (丞相府掾屬)
  • Crown Prince's Attendant (太子中庶子)
  • Gentleman of the Yellow Gate (黃門侍郎)
  • Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk (御史中丞)
  • General of the Household of the Right (右中郎將)
  • Imperial Son-in-law Commandant (駙馬都尉)
  • Palace Attendant (侍中)

See also[edit]