Liu Du (warlord)
|Official of Liu Bei|
Around the time of the Battle of Red Cliff (208), he was serving under Liu Biao as Grand Administrator of Lingling Commandery (in present-day Yongzhou, Hunan). Following the battle, Liu Bei marched against the four southern commanderies in Jing Province, and defeated Liu Du.
Titles and Appointments Held
- Grand Administrator of Lingling Commandery (零陵太守)
In Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Du has a son, Liu Xian, whom he at one point sends along with the equally fictional Xing Daorong against Liu Bei. However, Liu Du surrendered when hearing of the defeat of Liu Xian. Liu Du was then appointed as Administrator of Liuren.
- Chen Shou (1977) [280s or 290s]. Pei Songzhi, ed. 三國志 [Records of the Three Kingdoms]. Taibei: Dingwen Printing.
- Luo Guanzhong (1998) [14th century]. 三國演義 [Romance of the Three Kingdoms]. New Taipei: Zhiyang Publishing.