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Fan Chou 樊稠

Apr 29, 2013 © Ulrich Theobald

Fan Chou 樊稠 was a military commander of the usurper Dong Zhuo 董卓 (d. 192) during the late Eastern Han period 東漢 (25-220 CE).

He hailed from Longxi 隴西 (modern Lintao 臨洮, Gansu) and in 192, when Dong Zhuo was killed, occupied the capital Chang'an 長安 (modern Xi'an 西安, Shaanxi), together with Li Jue 李傕 and Guo Si 郭汜. The three were able to eliminate all rivals among Dong Zhuo's followers. Fan was made General to the right (you jiangjun 右將軍) and given the title of Marquis of Wannian 萬年侯. The three men became virtual regents for the young emperor, but their alliance soon broke apart, and Fan Chou was killed by the two others.

Zhang Shunhui 張舜徽, ed. (1992). Sanguozhi cidian 三國志辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), 589.