Qutu Tong

Qutu Tong (557 - 628), titled Duke of Jiang, was a general in Sui and Tang dynasties of China.wikipedia
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Transition from Sui to Tang

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He was listed as one of 24 founding officials of Tang Dynasty honored on the Lingyan Pavilion due to his contributions in wars during the transitional period from Sui to Tang.
When Emperor Yang heard the news, he withdrew his forces and sent Yuwen and Qutu Tong back to Luoyang ahead of himself, and Yuwen and Qutu joined with Fan Zigai and Wei Wensheng, the commanders of forces that Emperor Yang had left at Luoyang and Chang'an respectively, to defeat Yang Xuangan.

Lingyan Pavilion

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He was listed as one of 24 founding officials of Tang Dynasty honored on the Lingyan Pavilion due to his contributions in wars during the transitional period from Sui to Tang.

Emperor Yang of Sui

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Qutu Tong was promoted to a higher position in the army after Emperor Yang of Sui took the throne.
Emperor Yang, in fear, lifted the siege on Liaodong and also ordered the southern offensive to be terminated, returning to Zhuo Commandery while sending Yuwen and Qutu Tong south to aid Luoyang.

Xianbei

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Qutu Tong is a descendant of Xianbei people.

Yuchi Gong

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Yuchi Jingde, another Tang general, saved Li Shimin and defeated Shan Xiongxin at Xuanwuling.
Li Shimin, who was impressed by Yuchi's battle prowess, was happy about this development and put Yuchi, as well as the 8,000 soldiers who surrendered with him, directly under his own command, against the misgivings of the general Qutu Tong, who feared that Yuchi was not truly submitting.

Battle of Hulao

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After the Battle of Hulao, Qutu Tong was rewarded the highest military achievement, and was promoted to the Grand Commander of Shaandong Military Circuit.
Leaving the siege of Luoyang in the hands of his younger brother Li Yuanji and the general Qutu Tong, Li Shimin took 3,500 men to the Hulao Pass, some 60 mi to the east of Luoyang, which he occupied on 22 April.

Sui dynasty

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Qutu Tong (557 - 628), titled Duke of Jiang, was a general in Sui and Tang dynasties of China.

Tang dynasty

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Qutu Tong (557 - 628), titled Duke of Jiang, was a general in Sui and Tang dynasties of China.

Gansu

Gansu ProvinceKansuGansu, China
In his early years, he was sent to Liangzhou by Emperor Wen of Sui to inspect the horse trading run by local governors and generals.

Emperor Wen of Sui

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In his early years, he was sent to Liangzhou by Emperor Wen of Sui to inspect the horse trading run by local governors and generals.

Goguryeo

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When the emperor was in the frontline against Goguryeo or touring the southern China along the Grand Canal, Qutu Tong was responsible for defending the de facto vice capital city of Luoyang.

Grand Canal (China)

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When the emperor was in the frontline against Goguryeo or touring the southern China along the Grand Canal, Qutu Tong was responsible for defending the de facto vice capital city of Luoyang.

Yang Xuangan

In 613, Qutu Tong took part in the battle that defeated the rebellion army led by Yang Xuangan near Luoyang.

Yan'an

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In 614, Qutu Tong suppressed the peasant uprising led by Liu Jialun in Yan'an.

Liu Wenjing

Initially, Qutu Tong was able to defeat the Tang's army led by Liu Wenjing.

Xue Rengao

Xue Renguo
In the later half of 618, Li Shimin defeated Xue Renguo, the warlord based in Jincheng, during the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.

Lanzhou

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In the later half of 618, Li Shimin defeated Xue Renguo, the warlord based in Jincheng, during the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.

Liu Wuzhou

From 619 to 620, Li Shimin defeated Liu Wuzhou, the warlord stationed in northern Shanxi.

Shanxi

Shanxi ProvinceShansiShangxi
From 619 to 620, Li Shimin defeated Liu Wuzhou, the warlord stationed in northern Shanxi.

Li Yuanji

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In 621, Li Shimin and Li Yuanji led Tang forces to attack Wang Shichong, the warlord in Luoyang.

Wang Shichong

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In 621, Li Shimin and Li Yuanji led Tang forces to attack Wang Shichong, the warlord in Luoyang.

Luoyang

ChengzhouLuoyang CityLuoyang, China
In 621, Li Shimin and Li Yuanji led Tang forces to attack Wang Shichong, the warlord in Luoyang.

Shan Xiongxin

When Li Shimin was making an inspection tour at Xuanwuling (the imperial tomb of Northern Wei dynasty, which is to the north of Luoyang), he was ambushed by Shan Xiongxin, the best general serving for Wang Shichong.

Dou Jiande

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In 621, Dou Jiande, another warlord based in Hebei, led his army marching towards Luoyang trying to save Wang Shichong.

Hebei

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In 621, Dou Jiande, another warlord based in Hebei, led his army marching towards Luoyang trying to save Wang Shichong.