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Meng Xianzi 孟獻子 Zhongsun Mie 仲孫蔑

Oct 26, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Zhongsun Mie 仲孫蔑 (d. 554), posthumous title Meng Xianzi 孟獻子, was a nobleman in the state of Lu 魯 during the Spring and Autumn period 春秋 (770-5th cent. BCE).

The family Zhongsun 仲孫 or Mengsun 孟孫 was one of the Three Huan families 三桓 that dominated the state of Lu. He was the grandson of "Ducal Grandson" Gongsun Ao 公孫敖 and son of Gu, Earl Wen 文伯谷. He already participated in governmental affairs when Jisun Xingfu 季孫行父 (Ji Wenzi 季文子) acted as counsellor to the duke of Zhou, yet it is known known whether he was really appointed to an office or not.

He several times took part in covenant (meng 盟) of the state of Lu with other regional rulers (zhuhou 諸侯). Zhongsun Mie is known as a very intelligent minister.

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