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Fu Kuan 傅寬

Sep 12, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald

Fu Kuan 傅寬 (d. 190 BCE) was a official at the beginning of the Former Han period 前漢 (206 BCE-8 CE).

He was a follower of Liu Bang 劉邦 (Emperor Gaozu 漢高祖, r. 206-195 BCE), the founder of the Han dynasty 漢 (206 BCE-220 CE), in his conquest of the Qin dynasty 秦 (221-206 BCE) capital Xianyang 咸陽 (modern Xianyang, Shaanxi). Fu Kuan was made cavalry general and bestowed the title of Lord Gongde 共德君, when Liu Bang was made king of Han by the hegemonial king Xiang Yu 項羽.

In the ensuing war between Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, Fu Kuan earned military laurels and was given the title of Marquis of Tongde 通德侯 when Liu Bang became emperor. He was appointed counsellor (xiangguo 相國) to Han Xin 韓信, the King of Qi 齊.

In 200, Fu Kuan was made Marquis of Yangling 陽陵侯. His posthumous title is Marquis Jing 景侯.

Cang Xiuliang 倉修良, ed. (1991). Shiji cidian 史記辭典 (Jinan: Shandong jiaoyu chubanshe), 550.