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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 was the brother of Han Xuan, the Administrator of Changsha. After Han Xuan was slain by Wei Yan, Han Hao wanted to take revenge and volunteered to spearhead an attack with Xiahou De on Liu Bei's forces at Mount Tiandang, which was led by Huang Zhong. In the battle, Han Hao was slain by Huang Zhong and while Xiahou De was slain by Yan Yan.
- Chen, Shou. Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi).
- Pei, Songzhi. Annotations to Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi zhu).