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Li Feng 李豐 (died 254 CE), courtesy name Li Anguo 李安國, was a high official in the state of Wei 曹魏 (220-265) during the Three Kingdoms period 三國 (220-280). He came from Fengyi 馮翊 (modern Dali 大荔, Shaanxi) and was the son of Chamberlain for the palace garrison (weiwei 衛尉) Li Yi 李義 and therefore had military experience from his youth. Li Feng served as Gentleman of the Palace Gate (huangmenlang 黃門郎), commandant of cavalry (jiduwei 騎都尉), palace steward (jishizhong 給事中), Chamberlain for the Imperial Stud (taipu 太僕) in Yongning 永寧 and palace attendant and Vice Director of the Imperial Secretariat (shizhong shangshu puye 侍中尚書仆射). In 252 he was appointed Director of the Imperial Secretariat (zhongshuling 中書令). When General-in-chief (da jiangjun 大將軍) Sima Shi 司馬師 tried usurping the power of the central government Li Feng conspired with the father of the Empress, Grand master of Splendid Happiness (guanglu dafu 光祿大夫) Zhang Qi 張緝. They planned to replace Sima Shi with general Xiahou Xuan 夏侯玄. Yet the plot was reveiled, Li Feng was executed and his family extinguished.

Source: Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽 (ed. 1992), Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), p. 181.

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