Character Profile: Zhang He 張郃
|Name Hanzi: 張郃|
|Pronunciation: Jang he|
|Wade-Giles Spelling: Chang Hê|
|Japanese Name: Choukou|
|Style Name: Junyi|
|Lifespan: ?-231 A.D.|
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Zhang He of Hejian was originally an officer under Yuan Shao, but he defected to Cao Cao's side before the battle of Guan Du. Later in his career he aided Sima Yi in capturing Jie Ting from Ma Su and battled during Wei's nothern campaigns. During an archery contest, Zhang He proved his skill with the long bow by hitting the bull's eye of a target while riding a horse in the opposite direction. Zhuge Liang described Zhang He as "a most famous leader in Wei and valorous beyond all compare".
Zhang He was killed in an arrow ambush while pursuing Wei Yan in the year 231.
Last updated: 17 April 2008.