Zuo Zizhangba 左髭丈八 was a leader among the Black Mountain Bandits. He was nicknamed Zuo with the Eighty-foot Moustache.


Zuo Zizhangba was a leader among the Black Mountain bandits from Taihang range in Chaoge county, Henei commandery.

Very little is known about this man. His nickname probably comes from him having had a long moustache. In 193 A.D., after the sixth month, Yuan Shao 袁紹 launched a small campaign against these Black Mountain bandits. After defeating Poison Yu south in the Luchang Hills, he headed north, where he defeated and beheaded Zuo with the Eighty-foot Moustache with all his followers.[3][2]



  1. de Crespigny, A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms, biography of Zuo Zizhangba, page 1185
  2. 2.0 2.1 de Crespigny, To Establish Peace, Chuping 4
  3. Fan Ye. History of the Later Han 74/64A, 2381 (6b-7a), the Biography of Yuan Shao.