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Little-Known Facts about the Three Kingdoms!

Unread postby Jebusrocks » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:54 pm

Post little known facts about the Kingdoms!

I don't know how well known this is but:

Did you know that arguably the most decorated person during the Wei Dynasty (not including the Emperors and Regents) is.. Sun Quan? When Cao Pi took the throne, unlike Liu Bei, Sun Quan waited and eventually submitted to Cao Pi. For this, He was awarded the Nine Bestowments and given the title King of Wu. He would remain "loyal" to Cao Pi for two years before declaring himself Emperor. This was seen as a genius move by Sun Quan, securing his flank against potential attacks by Wei while under attack by Shu (Xiaoting), and one of Cao Pi's biggest mistakes.
It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat.
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Re: Little-Known Facts about the Three Kingdoms!

Unread postby DragonAtma » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:38 pm

Little known fact: Cao Song is every dynasty's grandfather, give or take.

* Three of his granddaughters married the last Han emperor.
* One of his grandsons was Wei's founder.
* One of his granddaughters was Wu's founder's sister-in-law.
* One of his granddaughters was Shu's empress's first-cousin-in-law, once removed.
Unless I specifically say otherwise, assume I am talking about historical Three Kingdoms, and not the novel.

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Re: Little-Known Facts about the Three Kingdoms!

Unread postby capnnerefir » Mon May 01, 2017 5:24 am

The individual with the longest recorded lifespan in the Three Kingdoms period is a woman from Jingzhao named Bao Hi. In the middle of the 190s, she was kidnapped while her sons were foraging for food. Her son Bao Chu, a noted cavalier, chased down the bandits and massacred them until they turned over his mother and another captive. They fled to Jing for safety but returned to JIngzhao in 200. At the time, Bao Hi was too old to walk, so Bao Chu carried her on his back. Bao Chu was invited to hold office on many occasions, but he always refused out of humility. Bao Hi passed away around 235, over 100 years old. Bao Chu himself was in his 70s but carried out mourning rites in full and lived another 10 or 20 years.
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Re: Little-Known Facts about the Three Kingdoms!

Unread postby CaTigeReptile » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:54 am

Here's a fun fact:

Cao Xiu had great teeth.
From the page:
His teeth were pretty big, they looked at them through a microscope - teeth way better than average for his age, equivalent of a 30-year-old's, no major caries or tartar to be found, indicative of excellent oral hygiene and a good diet, etc.

Well, maybe it's not a little-known fact, but it's definitely trivia!
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