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|Central Protector of the Army|
207 – ?
|Monarch||Emperor Xian of Han|
|Courtesy name||Yuansi (元嗣)|
|Peerage||Marquis of Wansui Village|
Han Hao formerly served under Wang Kuang, the Administrator of Henei Commandery. Later, Xiahou Dun managed to persuade him to switch allegiance to the warlord Cao Cao. While serving under Cao Cao, Han Hao contributed greatly to the tuntian policy implemented by Cao's administration which greatly improved food production for military use. Chen Shou, the author of the Records of the Three Kingdoms, commented that Han Hao was a courageous and loyal man who remained collected in any situation.
In Romance of the Three Kingdoms
In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Han Hao is the brother of Han Xuan, the Administrator of Changsha. After Han Xuan is slain by Wei Yan, Han Hao wants to take revenge and volunteers to lead an attack with Xiahou De on Liu Bei's general Huang Zhong at Mount Tiandang. In the battle, Han Hao is slain by Huang Zhong and while Xiahou De is killed by Yan Yan.