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Empress Bian (Cao Huan's wife)

Empress Bian
卞皇后
Empress of Cao Wei
Tenure28 November 263 – 4 February 266
PredecessorEmpress Bian
BornUnknown
DiedUnknown
SpouseCao Huan
FatherBian Lin

Empress Bian, personal name unknown, was an empress of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period of China. She was married to Cao Huan (Emperor Yuan), the fifth and last emperor of Cao Wei. She was a daughter of Bian Lin (卞霖) and a granddaughter of Bian Bing (卞秉), a brother of Lady Bian (the mother of Cao Pi, the first Wei emperor).

Cao Huan married Empress Bian in 263, when he was 17. Her age is not known. There was no further records of her activities, as her husband was himself under the tight control of the regent Sima Zhao. There is also no record of her activities after her husband abdicated in favour of Sima Zhao's son Sima Yan, ending the Cao Wei state and establishing the Jin dynasty, although presumably, since her husband was created the Prince of Chenliu, that she became the Princess of Chenliu. She also was presumably granted a posthumous imperial title after her death (as her husband was), but there is no record of what that posthumous name was.

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Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Bian (Cao Mao's wife)
Empress of Cao Wei
263–266
Succeeded by
none (dynasty destroyed)
Empress of China (Northern/Central)
263–266
Succeeded by
Empress Yang Yan of Jin
Preceded by
Empress Zhang (later) of Shu Han
Empress of China (Southwestern)
263–266