Tian Yu

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Tian Yu
田豫
Palace Counsellor (太中大夫)
In office
? (?) – 252 (252)
Monarch Cao Fang
Minister of the Guards (衛尉)
In office
? (?) – 252 (252)
Monarch Cao Fang
Inspector of Bing Province (并州刺史)
In office
240 (240) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Fang
General Who Inspires Might (振威將軍)
In office
240 (240) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Fang
General of the Household Who Protects the Xiongnu (護匈奴中郎將)
In office
240 (240) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Fang
General Who Eliminates the Yi (殄夷將軍)
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Pi / Cao Rui
Administrator of Runan (汝南太守)
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Pi / Cao Rui
Colonel Who Protects the Wuhuan
(護烏丸校尉)
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Pi
Personal details
Born 171
Wuqing District, Tianjin
Died 252 (aged 81)[citation needed]
Children
  • Tian Pengzu
  • one daughter
Occupation General
Courtesy name Guorang (國讓)
Peerage Marquis of Changle Village
(長樂亭侯)

Tian Yu (171-252), courtesy name Guorang, was a military general of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period of China.

Life[edit]

Tian Yu was from Yongnu County (雍奴縣), Yuyang Commandery (漁陽郡), which is present-day Wuqing District, Tianjin.[1] During Liu Bei's stay with Gongsun Zan, the young Tian Yu placed himself under Liu Bei's foster care, and Liu Bei was greatly impressed by Tian Yu.[2] When Tian Yu left to care for his aging mother, Liu Bei tearfully expressed his regret at not being able to work with Tian Yu.[3]

Later Tian Yu served under Gongsun Zan as the Prefect of Dongzhou County (東州縣). One of Gongsun Zan's generals, Wang Men, betrayed Gongsun Zan and joined Yuan Shao, and lead an attack on his former master with more than 10,000 troops.[4] Tian Yu personally visited Wang Men and managed to shame the latter into retreating.[5] Although Gongsun Zan knew of Tian Yu's intellect, he could not appoint important roles for Tian Yu.[6] After Gongsun Zan's defeat, Tian Yu's friend Xianyu Fu hired him as an adjutant.[7] He recommended that Xianyu Fu join Cao Cao,[8] who subsequently hired Tian Yu as well in various official positions.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (田豫字国让,渔阳雍奴人也。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  2. ^ (刘备之奔公孙瓚也,豫时年少,自讬於备,备甚奇之。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  3. ^ (备为豫州刺史,豫以母老求归,备涕泣与别,曰:“恨不与君共成大事也。”) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  4. ^ (公孙瓚使豫守东州令,瓚将王门叛瓚,为袁绍将万馀人来攻。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  5. ^ (豫登城谓门曰:“卿为公孙所厚而去,意有所不得已也;今还作贼,乃知卿乱人耳。夫挈瓶之智,守不假器,吾既受之矣;何不急攻乎?”门惭而退。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  6. ^ (瓚虽知豫有权谋而不能任也。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  7. ^ (瓚败而鲜于辅为国人所推,行太守事,素善豫,以为长史。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  8. ^ (豫谓辅曰:“终能定天下者,必曹氏也。宜速归命,无后祸期。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.
  9. ^ (太祖召豫为丞相军谋掾,除颍阴、朗陵令,迁弋阳太守,所在有治。) Sanguozhi vol. 26.