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Zhang Wen (Han dynasty)

Zhang Wen
張溫
Minister of the Guards (衛尉)
In office
191 (191) – 191 (191)
MonarchEmperor Xian of Han
Grand Commandant (太尉)
In office
186 (186) – 187 (187)
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han
General of Chariots and Cavalry (車騎將軍)
In office
185 (185) – 186 (186)
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han
Minister of Works (司空)
In office
184 (184) – 185 (185)
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han
Minister of Finance (大司農)
In office
? (?) – 184 (184)
MonarchEmperor Ling of Han
Personal details
BornUnknown
Dengzhou, Henan
Died191
Luoyang, Henan
Spouse(s)Cai Mao's aunt
OccupationOfficial, general
Courtesy nameBoshen (伯慎)

Zhang Wen (died 191), courtesy name Boshen, was an official and military general who lived during the Eastern Han dynasty of China. He served as Minister of Works and was, at one point, the superior of Dong Zhuo and Sun Jian when he served as the commander of the Han imperial army in the Liang Province Rebellion.

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms

In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Zhang Wen is murdered by Lü Bu at a dinner party with many officials present. Lü Bu is the foster son of the tyrannical warlord Dong Zhuo, who orders him to take Zhang Wen away from the assembly, cut off his head, and bring it back on a silver platter to show the other guests. Dong Zhuo then announces to the other officials that a letter has been discovered from Zhang Wen to Yuan Shu, one of Dong Zhuo's rival warlords, in which Zhang Wen had been collaborating against him. Dong Zhuo tells the rest of the assembly not to worry as none of them are implicated in the letter.

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