Liu Bei 劉備 (Biographical details)
Liu Bei 劉備 (royal/imperial; Chinese; Male; 161 - 223)
Also known as
Liu Bei; Ryu Bi (Japanese); Xuande (玄徳); Gentoku (Japanese)
Liu Bei (J: Ryu Bi) became Emperor of Shu in 221. According to the Chinese novel 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' (Sanguo yanyi), in 207-208 he travelled with his brothers-in-arms, Guan Yu (J: Kan U) and Zhang Fei (J: Cho Hi), to persuade the Taoist scholar Zhuge Liang (J: Kômei) to become his adviser.