Yue Fei

Military Person

1103 – 1142


Who was Yue Fei?

Yue Fei, style name Pengju, was a military general during the era of the Southern Song Dynasty. His ancestral home was in Xiaoti, Yonghe Village, Tangyin, Xiangzhou, Henan. He is best known for leading the defense of Southern Song against invaders from the Jurchen-ruled Jin Dynasty in northern China, before being put to death by the Southern Song government. He was granted the posthumous name of Wumu by Emperor Xiaozong in 1169, and later granted the posthumous title of King of È by Emperor Ningzong in 1211. Widely seen as a patriot and national hero in China, since after his death, Yue Fei has evolved into a standard epitome of loyalty in Chinese culture.

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Mar 24, 1103
Tangyin County
Also known as
  • 鵬舉
  • 武穆
  • 忠武
  • China
Jan 27, 1142

on July 23, 2013


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