Wen Yang 文鴦


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  1. The biography of Sima Shi in History of Jin chapter 2 says that during Shi's battle against Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin, Wen Yang was 18 years old. The battle took place in 255, so his year of birth must've been 238. In East Asia, when you are born your age is not 0, but 1. So the calculation is 255 AD - 17 years = 238 AD.

Fact vs. FictionEdit


  • …Wen Yang is not mentioned as having used a "famous whip of steel".
  • …Wen Yang did not cause havoc in Shouchun upon hearing of the death of his father.



  • Chen Shou 陳壽 (233–297). Sanguo zhi 三國志 “Records of the Three Kingdoms”, with official commentary compiled by Pei Songzhi 裴松之 (372-451).
  • Fang Xuanling 房玄齡 (578-648). Jin shu 晉書 “History of Jin”. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1974.