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Guanqiu Jian
Guanqiu Jian
Character information
Force(s): Wei
Guanqiu Jian's Forces
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Historical information
Real name: Guanqiu Jian
Chinese name: 毌丘儉
Style name:
Zhonggong
Chinese name:
仲恭
Born: 200
Died: 256

Guanqiu Jian was a Wei general.

Biography Edit

Guanqiu Jian was a loyal general of Wei, who first participated in the defense of Wei against Zhuge Liang's northern campaigns, alongside fellow Wei commander Wen Qin, whom he took a liking to. The two of them also fought against Jiang Wei when he came north for the first time in AD 249, defeating the First Northern Campaign. They served against two of five invasions, the Battle of Mt. Niu Zhu and the Battle of Mt. Tie Tong. Despite being a trusted commander under Sima Yi, he disliked his son Sima Shi's rise to power. In AD 255, he had officially usurped the throne by overthrowing Emperor Cao Fang and replacing him with Cao Mao, after Cao Fang conspired to murder him in Luoyang. Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian rebelled that same year to restore Cao Fang to power, but lacked unity. Guanqiu Jian was holed up in his own castle, at the rear, while Wen Qin was at the front lines. Support from Wu led by Ding Feng did nothing to help; the Wei army advanced and crushed the weaklings. He was captured in the engagement, and was executed for high treason against the Kingdom of Cao Wei, unlike Wen Qin, who repented.

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