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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chao Yüan

194 Chao Yüan 趙元 (T. 貞固). A scholar and official of the 7th cent. A.D., known chiefly from his intimate friendship with the poet Ch'ên Tzŭ-ang. He was at Lo-yang during the reign of the Empress Wu Hou, when he found it more consistent with safety to lead a quiet and retired life. He died at the age of 49, and was canonised by his friends as 昭夷先生.