Quan Cong

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Quan Cong
全琮
Left Military Adviser (左軍師)
In office
246 (246) – 249 (249)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Bu Zhi (until 247)
Zhu Ju (from 249)
Right Grand Marshal (右大司馬)
In office
246 (246) – 249 (249)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Bu Zhi (until 247)
Zhu Ju (from 249)
Governor of Xu Province (徐州牧)
(nominal)
In office
229 (229) – 246 (246)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Gu Yong (until 243)
Lu Xun (244–245)
Bu Zhi (from 246)
Left Protector of the Army (左護軍)
In office
229 (229) – 246 (246)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Gu Yong (until 243)
Lu Xun (244–245)
Bu Zhi (from 246)
General of the Guards (衛將軍)
In office
229 (229) – 246 (246)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Gu Yong (until 243)
Lu Xun (244–245)
Bu Zhi (from 246)
Administrator of Dong'an (東安太守)
In office
226 (226) – 229 (229)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Gu Yong
Administrator of Jiujiang (九江太守)
In office
223 (223) – 226 (226)
Monarch Sun Quan
Chancellor Sun Shao (until 225)
Gu Yong (from 225)
General who Pacifies the South (綏南將軍)
In office
220 (220) – 223 (223)
Monarch Sun Quan
Lieutenant-General (偏將軍)
In office
? (?) – 220 (220)
Colonel of Vehement Might (奮威校尉)
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Personal details
Born 198[1]
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Died 249 (aged 51)[1]
Spouse(s) Sun Luban
Relations see Quan family of Wu
Children
  • Quan Xu
  • Quan Ji
  • Quan Yi
  • Quan Wu
Father Quan Rou
Occupation General
Courtesy name Zihuang (子璜)
Peerage Marquis of Qiantang
(錢塘侯)

Quan Cong (198–249),[1] courtesy name Zihuang, was a military general of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period of China. He was a son-in-law of Sun Quan, the founding emperor of Wu, through his marriage to Sun Quan's eldest daughter, Sun Luban. He participated in the campaigns against the restless Shanyue tribes in the Wu territories and achieved success in pacifying them. In 228, he fought alongside the Wu general Lu Xun in the Battle of Shiting against Wu's rival state, Cao Wei, and scored a victory over the Wei general Cao Xiu.

In 241, Quan Cong participated in a campaign against Wei, conquered Huainan and destroyed the dam at Quebei (芍陂). Quan Cong's attack was well timed, as many of the soldiers of Yang Province were being given leave at that time. At the opposing forces Sun Li led the defence at Quebei against Quan Cong, taking part personally in the fighting. He is said to have fought from morning to evening. Over half of Sun Li's soldiers were killed or wounded, and Sun Li himself received several wounds, as did his horse. However, he held his defence against Quan Cong, showing no concern for his personal safety until Wang Ling arrived with reinforcements and together with Sun Li counter-attacked and successfully driving Quan Cong away from Huainan.

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  1. ^ a b c The Sanguozhi mentioned that Quan Cong died in the 12th year of the Chiwu era (238–251) in Sun Quan's reign but did not state his age at his time of death so his birth year cannot be determined. Quote from Sanguozhi vol. 60: (十二年卒, ...) However, the Jiankang Shilu mentioned that Quan Cong was 52 years old (by East Asian age reckoning) when he died, so, by calculation, Quan's birth year should be around 198. Quote from Jiankang Shilu vol. 2: ([赤烏十二年]冬,右大司馬全琮卒。琮字子璜, ... 卒,時年五十二,帝流涕。)