Top 10 famous generals of ancient China

By Xu Lin
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Han Xin 韩信


Han is best remembered as a brilliant military commander for the strategies and tactics he employed in warfare, some of which have become the origins of certain Chinese idioms. In recognition of Han's contributions, Liu conferred on him the titles of "King of Qi" and "King of Chu." However, Liu gradually reduced Han's military power later, out of envy of his extraordinary abilities, demoting him to "Marquis of Huaiyin." Finally, Han was accused of participating in a rebellion and was killed in 196 BC.Born in Huanyin (today's Huai'an, Jiangsu Province), Han Xin (c. 231-196 BC) was an outstanding military general, strategist and military theory master. He served Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu of the Han) during the Chu-Han contention period and contributed greatly to the founding of the Han Dynasty. Han was known as one of the "Three Heroes of the early Han Dynasty", along with Zhang Liang and Xiao He.

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