Cao Cao Timeline

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  • c. 155 CE - 220 CE
    Life of Cao Cao, Chinese military dictator and founder of the Wei state.
  • 184 CE
    The Yellow Turban rebellion breaks out when local government offices are attacked across China.
  • 205 CE
    Cao Cao takes over the former Han government and appoints himself chancellor, in effect, a military dictator.
  • 215 CE
    Cao Cao represses for good the Yellow Turban rebellion in China.
  • 216 CE
    Cao Cao declares himself king of the Wei, the state which governed large parts of the former Han empire.
  • 220 CE
    Death of the North China military dictator Cao Cao.