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Sima Shi was a military commander for the Kingdom of Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. He was the son of Sima Yi, former prime minister of Wei, and elder brother of Sima Zhao, whose son founded the Jin dynasty. The Kingdom of Wei (ch. ... The Three Kingdoms period (Simplified Chinese: 三国; Traditional Chinese: 三國; Pinyin Sānguó) is a period in the history of China. ... Sima Yi (179 - 251) was a military strategist of the Kingdom of Wei during the Three Kingdoms period. ... Sima Zhao (司馬昭) (211-264) was the son of Prime Minister Sima Yi of the Kingdom of Wei, during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. ...


After his father's death, Shi was granted position of Regent-Marshal, authorization to supervise the Seceretariat and was made superior general of the Flying Cavalry. His mistreatment of the emperor earned him the scorn and contempt of many loyal followers of the Wei emperors. This culminated when a pair of rebels, Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin, launched an attack upon the capital of Luoyang, with the goal of purging of the tyrannic rule of the Simas and restoring of the imperial order. Wang Su recommended that Shi comfort the soldiers and their families, while cutting off the rebels' line of retreat. Shi followed this advice, while also having his brother, Zhao, defend Luoyang, the imperial capital. He had Zhuge Dan take command of all forces in Yuzhou and advance on Shouchun from Anfeng Ford. Luoyang (Simplified Chinese: 洛阳; Traditional Chinese: 洛陽; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhuge Dan (??? - 258 AD) was a general of the Wei Kingdom. ...


While Sima Shi was stationed at Yuejia he was surprised by Wen Qin's forces from Xiangcheng. Wen Qin and his son Wen Yang flanked the Wei camp, established the night before, by dawn. Shi had recently had a tumor removed from his left eye, and he was laying down, when on the third watch roars broke the camp's silence. It was immediately reported to him that the enemy force had attacked the camp. Shi was overtaken by an instant pressure through his body, the wound from his surgery burst, and his eye fell out of its socket. Instead of undermining his force's morale by retreating, Shi took a piece of his sheet bedding and clamped it between his teeth to relieve the pain. Wei's army forced the retreat of Wen Qin and his men.


Guanqiu Jian fled to Shen country where Prefect Song Bai resided and received Jian. When Jian drank himself into a stupor during a reception banquet, Bai ordered him killed and sent his head to the Wei army, therefore ending the Huainan revolt. After winning the battle, Sima Shi was too ill to leave his bed. He called for his brother Zhao. When he arrived, Shi presented to him the seal of office. He died soon after. Shen can refer to the supreme kai in the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball Z. an abbrievation for Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Huainan (淮南市) is a city in Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China and the seat of Huainan prefecture. ...


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Sima Zhao at AllExperts (1716 words)
Sima Zhao was born in 211, as the second-born son of Sima Yi and his wife Lady Zhang Chunhua (張春華), younger only to Sima Shi.
In 254, while Sima Zhao was at the capital Luoyang, advisors to the emperor Cao Fang suggested that the emperor surprise Sima Zhao and kill him to seize his troops, and then use those troops against Sima Shi.
Sima Zhao then summoned Cao Huang (曹ç'œ, whose name was later changed to Cao Huan), the Duke of Changdaoxiang and a grandson of Cao Cao to the capital to become the emperor; by now, Empress Dowager Guo was powerless to speak further.
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