Zhuge Liang

Military Person

0181 – 0234

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Who was Zhuge Liang?

Zhuge Liang, courtesy name Kongming, was a chancellor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. He is recognised as the greatest and most accomplished strategist of his era, and has been compared to another great ancient Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu.

Often depicted wearing a robe and holding a hand fan made of crane feathers, Zhuge Liang was not only an important military strategist and statesman; he was also an accomplished scholar and inventor. His reputation as an intelligent and learned scholar grew even while he was living in relative seclusion, earning him the nickname "Wolong".

Zhuge is an uncommon two-character Chinese compound family name. His name – even his surname alone – has become synonymous with intelligence and strategy in Chinese culture.

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Born
0181
Yinan County
Also known as
  • Kongming
  • Wolong
  • Chancellor of Shu Han
  • Chu-ko Liang
  • Kung-ming
  • Marquis of Zhongwu
  • Fulong
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Shu Han
Profession
Died
0234
Wuzhang Plains

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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