Bao Xun

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Bao Xun
鮑勛
Right General of the Household
(右中郎將)
In office
c. 220 (c. 220) – 226 (226)
MonarchCao Pi
Personal details
BornUnknown
Xintai, Shandong
Died226
Luoyang, Henan
FatherBao Xin
OccupationOfficial
Courtesy nameShuye (叔業)


Bao Xun (died 226), courtesy name Shuye, was an official of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period of China. He was appointed as a minister by Cao Cao in recognition of his 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. The Wei emperor Cao Pi was frustrated and angry with Bao Xun for his outspoken nature that he demoted him several times during his reign. Eventually, Cao Pi grew tired of Bao Xun and ordered his execution.

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