Cao Jian
Prince of Dongwuyang (東武陽王)
TenureAugust / September 225 – December 225 / January 226
DiedDecember 225 or January 226
Family name: Cao (曹)
Given name: Jian (鑒)
Posthumous name
Prince Huai (懷王)
HouseHouse of Cao
FatherCao Pi
MotherLady Zhu

Cao Jian (died December 225 or January 226)[a] was a prince in the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period of China. He was a son of Cao Pi, the first emperor of Wei. His mother, whose maiden family name was Zhu (朱), was a concubine of Cao Pi holding the rank of shuyuan (淑媛; translated "Decent Concubine").[2] He was enfeoffed as the Prince of Dongwuyang (東武陽王) in August or September 225, but died some months later in December 225 or January 226. In 235, he was given the posthumous title "Prince Huai" (懷王). His princedom was abolished because he had no son to inherit it.[3]

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  1. ^ Cao Pi's biography in the Sanguozhi recorded that Cao Jian died in the 11th month of the 6th year of the Huangchu era of Cao Pi's reign.[1] This month corresponds to 18 December 225 to 15 January 226 in the Gregorian calendar.


  1. ^ ([黃初六年]十一月,東武陽王鑒薨。) Sanguozhi vol. 2.
  2. ^ (文皇帝九男: ... 朱淑媛生東武陽懷王鑒, ...) Sanguozhi vol. 20.
  3. ^ (東武陽懷王鑒,黃初六年立。其年薨。青龍三年賜謚。無子。國除。) Sanguozhi vol. 20.