Top 10 famous generals of ancient China

By Xu Lin
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Guo Ziyi 郭子仪


Because of his great achievements, he was reputed to be one of the greatest generals in Chinese history and was regarded as the best general in East Asia during his lifetime. He continued to command his army and fight battles until he was 84 years old. Because of his military talent, the Tang Empire maintained peace for more than two decades.Guo Ziyi (697-781), born in Huazhou (in today's Shaanxi), was a famous military general during the Tang Dynasty. He put down the An Shi Rebellion, and became Prince Zhongwu of Fenyang. Guo participated in the expeditions against Hui Hu and Tubo. He was tall and very brave.

Tang Emperor Dezong was very sad about Guo's death on July 9, 781, and gave an edict to mourn his general and appraised his deeds. As a historical figure of high prestige and reputation, Guo was respected by the whole nation.

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