Three Kingdoms

Three Kingdom Period begins
Battle of Chi-Bi, Three Kingdoms, China. ©Anonymous
220 Jan 1

Three Kingdom Period begins

Louyang, China

When Cao Cao died in 220 AD, his son Cao Pi forces Emperor Xian of Han to abdicate and declares himself Emperor of the Wei dynasty; so ends the Han dynasty. Cao Pi made Luoyang capital of his new kingdom called Cao Wei, and so began the Three Kingdoms.