Qiao Zhou

Last updated on 20 September 2017

Qiao Zhou (died 270), courtesy name Yunnan, was an official and scholar of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period of China. He previously served under Liu Zhang, the Governor of Yi Province (covering present-day Sichuan and Chongqing) in the late Eastern Han dynasty before becoming a subject of the warlord Liu Bei, who established the Shu Han regime in 221. Qiao Zhou served in the Shu government from the time when Liu Bei ascended the throne (in 221) to the fall of Shu in 263. He is also known for persuading the Shu emperor Liu Shan to surrender to Wei in 263.

Qiao Zhou
譙周
Regular Mounted Attendant (散騎常侍)
In office
263 (263) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Huan
/ Emperor Wu of Jin
Cavalry Commandant (騎都尉)
In office
263 (263) – ? (?)
Monarch Cao Huan
/ Emperor Wu of Jin
Household Counsellor (光祿大夫)
In office
? (?) – 263 (263)
Monarch Liu Shan
Attendant Counsellor (中散大夫)
In office
? (?) – ? (?)
Monarch Liu Shan
Personal details
Born Unknown
Langzhong, Sichuan
Died 270[1]
Children
  • Qiao Xi
  • Qiao Xian
  • Qiao Tong
Father Qiao Pin
Occupation Official, scholar
Courtesy name Yunnan (允南)
Peerage Marquis of Yangcheng Village
(陽城亭侯)

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms

In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Qiao Zhou is depicted as an astrologer whose studies greatly aided Zhuge Liang during the Northern Expeditions against Shu's rival state Cao Wei.

See also

References

  1. ^ The Sanguozhi mentioned that Qiao Zhou died in the 6th year of the Taishi era (265-274) during the reign of Emperor Wu of Jin. Quote from Sanguozhi vol. 42: ([泰始]六年秋, ... 至冬卒。)

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