|Administrator of Le'an (樂安太守)|
|Chancellor of Yan (燕相)|
|Courtesy name||Zhiquan (稚權)|
Xiahou Wei was the sixth son of Xiahou Yuan, a general who served under Cao Cao, the warlord who laid the foundation for the Cao Wei state in the late Eastern Han dynasty before the Three Kingdoms period. As a youth, he was already known for being knowledgeable, well-read and talented in literary arts. He served in various positions in the Cao Wei government, including Gentleman of the Yellow Gate (黃門侍郎), Chancellor (相) of Yan State (燕國), and Administrator (太守) of Le'an Commandery (樂安郡). He died at the age of 36.