Fan Chou

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Fan Chou
Traditional Chinese 樊稠
Simplified Chinese 樊稠

Fan Chou (died 195) was a general serving under the warlord Dong Zhuo during the late Han Dynasty period of Chinese history.

After Dong Zhuo died by his adoptive son Lü Bu by an assassination plot by Wang Yun. He along with Li Jue, Guo Si, and Zhang Ji defeated Lü Bu then defeated Wang Yun, which they taken over Chang'an and the young Emperor Xian. Once Li Jue and Guo Si wanted to kill the emperor, but Fan Chou and Zhang Ji calmed them down, saying that they should control the emperor like Dong Zhuo did.

Later, he enjoyed successes when Ma Teng and Han Sui attacked Chang'an, but on one occasion he allowed Han Sui, his fellow townsman, to go unharmed and talked amiably with him. When Li Jue knew of this, he had Fan Chou executed.

A Qing Dynasty illustration showing the execution of Fan Chou.

Appointments and titles held[edit]

  • General of the Household (中郎將)
  • General on the Right (右將軍)

See also[edit]