Ding Feng (Chengyuan)

Ding Feng (Chengyuan)

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Ding Feng (Chengyuan)

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Ding Feng (190-271) was a military general of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. He was known as brave and resourceful, and moved up the rank from a captain (or soldier) to the high rank of "Right Minister of War". His younger brother, Ding Feng (丁封) also served Eastern Wu.

Biography

Early life and career

Ding Feng was born in Anfeng County of Lujiang (present-day Hequi, Anhui), he started his career by serving the Wu general, Gan Ning, as a captain, and was transferred to different Wu generals from time to time. He followed his generals to fight the enemies several times, and during which he always stayed in the front, thus earned a reputation for himself in the army.

Service under Sun Liang

When Sun Liang succeeded Sun Quan as the new ruler of Wu, Ding Feng was appointed as "General Who Crowns the Army" and was made a marquis. Taking the opportunity the young Sun Liang just ascended the throne, the de facto leader of Wei, Sima Shi sent Zhuge Dan and the likes to invade Wu. In response, the Wu regent, Zhuge Ke personally led Wu forces to reinforce Liu Lue, who was under attack by the Wei troops at Yu castle in Dongxing, and Ding Feng acted as the vanguard as he led 3,000 troops to occupy the strategic Xutang (徐塘) before the main army arrived. After Liu Zan (留贊) arrived to support Ding Feng, they ordered the divestiture of heavy equipment to increase flexibility. It was snowing at the time, the Wei generals...
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