Chen Tai


Chen Tai
Chen Tai
Traditional Chinese 陳泰
Simplified Chinese 陈泰

Chen Tai (died 260), style name Xuanbo (玄伯), was a military general and politician of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. He was the son of Chen Qun. Chen Tai was very knowledgeable in the art of war, and so led his men as if they were his own children. When Sima Shi began abusing his power, and the emperor Cao Mao died under very suspicious circumstances, Chen Tai expressed his deep loyalty to Wei by honouring their deaths through wearing a mourning dress to the court. Chen Tai was also the minister of letters of Wei.

Appointments and titles held

  • Gentleman of Scattered Cavalry (散騎待郎)
  • Marquis of Yingyin (潁陰侯) - inherited by Chen Tai from his father Chen Qun
  • General of Guerilla Warfare (游擊將軍)
  • Inspector of Bing Province (并州刺史)
  • General Who Inspires Awe (振威將軍)
  • General of the Household Who Protects the Xiongnu (護匈奴中郎將)
  • Imperial Secretary (尚書)
  • Inspector of Yong Province (雍州刺史)
  • General of Uplifting Might (奮威將軍)
  • General Who Attacks the West (征西將軍)
  • Right Deputy Director of the Imperial Secretariat (尚書右僕射)
  • Palace Attendant and Household Counsellor (侍中光祿大夫)
  • General Who Guards the Army (鎮軍將軍)
  • Left Deputy Director (左僕射)
The following two titles were granted to Chen Tai posthumously
  • Excellency of Works (司空)
  • Marquis Mu (穆侯)

See also

  • List of people of the Three Kingdoms