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Wang Rong (Jin dynasty)

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Wang Rong (234–305), courtesy name Junchong, was an official and scholar of the Jin dynasty (265–420) of China. He was also one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove.

Wang Rong
王戎
Shan Tao and Wang Rong.jpg
Wang Rong (right) with Shan Tao, in a relief dating from the 4th century.
Minister over the Masses (司徒)
In office
302 (302) – 305 (305)
In office
297 (297) – 300 (300)
Prefect of the Masters of Writing (尚書令)
In office
301 (301) – 302 (302)
Secretary of Personnel (吏部尚書)
In office
291 (291) – 297 (297)
Left Supervisor of the Affairs of the Masters of Writing (尚書左僕射)
In office
291 (291) – 297 (297)
Household Counsellor (光祿大夫)
In office
291 (291) – 291 (291)
Prefect of the Palace Writers (中書令)
In office
291 (291) – 291 (291)
Crown Prince's Grand Tutor (太子太傅)
In office
290 (290) – 291 (291)
Monarch Emperor Hui of Jin
Minister of the Household (光祿勲)
In office
284 (284) – 290 (290)
Palace Attendant (侍中)
In office
282 (282) – 284 (284)
General Who Establishes Might (建威將軍)
In office
278 (278) – 280 (280)
Inspector of Yu Province (豫州刺史)
In office
278 (278) – 280 (280)
Inspector of Jing Province (荊州刺史)
In office
276 (276) – 278 (278)
Monarch Emperor Wu of Jin
Personal details
Born 234
Linyi, Shandong
Died 305
Jia County, Henan
Children
  • Wang Wan
  • Wang Xing
  • Pei Wei's wife (daughter)
Father Wang Hun
Occupation Official, scholar
Courtesy name Junchong (濬沖)
Posthumous name Yuan (元)
Peerage Marquis of Anfeng
(安豐侯)

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Wang Rong served under the Jin dynasty as a military general and participated in the conquest of the Jin dynasty's rival state, Eastern Wu in 280. During the campaign, he led his troops as far as to that of Wuchang (武昌; present day Ezhou, Hubei). Following this, Wang Rong's army merged with Wang Jun's and they advanced towards the Wu capital, Jianye.

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