Cao Cao Quotes

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Cao Cao
曹操

A Ming dynasty block print portrait of Cao Cao from Sancai Tuhui.
King of Wei
Tenure 216 – 15 March 220
Successor Cao Pi
Imperial Chancellor of the Han dynasty
Regency 208 – 15 March 220
Successor Cao Pi
Monarch Emperor Xian of Han
Born 155
Bozhou, Anhui, China
Died 15 March 220 (aged 65)
Luoyang, Henan, China
Burial Cao Cao Mausoleum
Spouse

Lady Ding
Lady Bian
Lady Liu
+ more than 12 others

Issue
(among others)

Cao Ang
Cao Pi
Cao Zhang
Cao Zhi
Cao Xiong
Cao Yu
Cao Chong
Cao Jie

Full name
Family name: Cao (曹)
Given name: Cao (操)
Courtesy name: Mengde (å­Ÿå¾·)
Nicknames: Jili (吉利), Aman (阿瞞)[1]
Posthumous name

King Wu (武王)
Emperor Wu (武帝)

Temple name
Taizu (太祖)

I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me.
What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
Cao Cao