Yuwen Shu

Yuwen Shu (宇文述; died 616), courtesy name Botong, formally Duke Gong of Xu, was an official and general of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.wikipedia
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Yuwen Huaji

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His son Yuwen Huaji later led a coup against Emperor Yang in 618 and, after killing Emperor Yang, briefly claimed imperial title in 619, but was soon captured and killed.
He was the oldest son of the Sui Dynasty official Yuwen Shu, a close associate of Yang Guang the Prince of Jin, the son of Sui's founder Emperor Wen, and played a large role in helping Yang Guang displacing his older brother Yang Yong as Emperor Wen's crown prince in 600.

Yuwen Shiji

Another son of Yuwen Shu, Yuwen Shiji, however, was a friend of Tang Dynasty's founder Li Yuan (Emperor Gaozu), and after Li Yuan established Tang remained an influential official.
He was a son of the Sui Dynasty general and official Yuwen Shu, and he had at least two older brothers, Yuwen Huaji and Yuwen Zhiji .

Emperor Yang of Sui

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He was a confidant of Emperor Yang (Yang Guang) and was instrumental in Yang Guang's displacement of his brother Yang Yong as crown prince; therefore, after Yang Guang became emperor, Yuwen Shu became exceedingly powerful and was one of two generals who spearheaded Yangdi's efforts in the Goguryeo-Sui Wars.
Yang Guang further had his associate Yuwen Shu persuade Yang Su's brother Yang Yue that, because Yang Su's relationship with Yang Yong was not good, that their family would be in peril should Yang Yong succeed Emperor Wen.

Goguryeo–Sui War

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He was a confidant of Emperor Yang (Yang Guang) and was instrumental in Yang Guang's displacement of his brother Yang Yong as crown prince; therefore, after Yang Guang became emperor, Yuwen Shu became exceedingly powerful and was one of two generals who spearheaded Yangdi's efforts in the Goguryeo-Sui Wars.
The army contingent, led by generals Yu Zhongwen and Yuwen Shu, had their own problems.

Yuwen

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As they became followers of the Yuwen branch of the Xianbei, their names were named to Yuwen.

Xianbei

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Yuwen Shu's ancestors were originally named Poyetou and were ethnically Xianbei.

Pei Ju

In 608, the official Pei Ju persuaded Tiele to attack Tuyuhun, and after Tiele defeated Tuyuhun, Tuyuhun's Bujiabo Khan Murong Fuyun offered to surrender to Sui.
Tuyuhun's khan Murong Fuyun initially sought aid from Sui, but when Emperor Yang sent his cousin Yang Xiong the Prince of Ande and Yuwen Shu the Duke of Xu toward Tuyuhun, Murong Fuyun distrusted them and fled.

Murong Fuyun

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In 608, the official Pei Ju persuaded Tiele to attack Tuyuhun, and after Tiele defeated Tuyuhun, Tuyuhun's Bujiabo Khan Murong Fuyun offered to surrender to Sui.
Emperor Yang sent his cousin Yang Xiong the Prince of Ande and Yuwen Shu the Duke of Xu to escort Murong Fuyun.

Yang Su

Yuwen suggested entering an alliance with the powerful official Yang Su—and forming the relationship with Yang Su through Yang Su's brother and confidant Yang Yue .
Yang Guang, whom Emperor Wen and Empress Dugu, had for some time plotted to replace Yang Yong, sent his associate Yuwen Shu to persuade Yang Su's brother Yang Yuē that, as Yang Su did not have a good relationship with Yang Yong, that if Emperor Wen died, Yang Su and his brothers would soon be in danger under Yang Yong's rule.

Transition from Sui to Tang

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Emperor Yang personally led part of the army to put the important city Liaodong (遼東, in modern Liaoyang, Liaoning) under siege, while he sent the Xianbei generals Yuwen Shu and Yu Zhongwen to lead the rest of the army deep into Goguryeo territory, heading toward the Goguryeo capital Pyongyang, joined by the fleet commanded by the southern Chinese general Lai Hu'er.

Yang Xuangan

In the midst of the campaign, however, news arrived that Yang Su's son Yang Xuangan had rebelled near the eastern capital Luoyang.
Further, the forward forces returning from the Goguryeo front, under the command of Qutu Tong and Yuwen Shu, soon arrived as well, and while Yang Xuangan attempted to prevent them from crossing the Yellow River, attacks from Fan prevented Yang Xuangan from being able to cut Qutu and Yuwen off at the Yellow River, allowing them to cross.

Yang Yichen (Sui dynasty)

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In 613, Emperor Yang launched his second campaign against Goguryeo—and again, he himself headed for Liaodong while ordering Yuwen and Yang Yichen to head for Pyongyang.
In 612, he also served in Emperor Yang's first campaign against Goguryeo, commanding part of the force under Yuwen Shu the Duke of Xu that aimed to penetrate deep into Goguryeo territory, against its capital Pyongyang.

Su Wei (politician)

Su Wei
Yuwen suggested Emperor Yang select a few thousand elite cavalry soldiers to attempt a break out, but Su Wei and Fan Zigai persuaded Emperor Yang not to attempt this.
He put seven officials in charge of the process of reviewing officials' performance and promotions—Su, along with Niu Hong, Yuwen Shu, Zhang Jin, Yu Shiji, Pei Yun, and Pei Ju, and they were known collectively as the "seven nobles of officialdom."

Yang Lihua

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Emperor Yang therefore particularly became suspicious of Li Hun's nephew Li Min, the husband of his sister Yang Lihua's daughter Yuwen Eying (宇文娥英, who was also the daughter of Northern Zhou's Emperor Xuan, as the Yang Lihua, the Princess Leping, was Emperor Xuan's wife and empress), because Li Min's nickname was "Hong'er", meaning "son of a flood," and Emperor Wen had long ago dreamed that a flood would overflow the capital.
However, in 615, when Emperor Yang became suspicious of Li Min over popular rumors that the next emperor would be from the Li clan, he had his associate Yuwen Shu investigate the matter.

Courtesy name

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Yuwen Shu (宇文述; died 616), courtesy name Botong, formally Duke Gong of Xu, was an official and general of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.

History of China

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Yuwen Shu (宇文述; died 616), courtesy name Botong, formally Duke Gong of Xu, was an official and general of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.

Sui dynasty

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Yuwen Shu (宇文述; died 616), courtesy name Botong, formally Duke Gong of Xu, was an official and general of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty.

Yang Yong (Sui dynasty)

Yang Yongelder brother
He was a confidant of Emperor Yang (Yang Guang) and was instrumental in Yang Guang's displacement of his brother Yang Yong as crown prince; therefore, after Yang Guang became emperor, Yuwen Shu became exceedingly powerful and was one of two generals who spearheaded Yangdi's efforts in the Goguryeo-Sui Wars.

Crown prince

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He was a confidant of Emperor Yang (Yang Guang) and was instrumental in Yang Guang's displacement of his brother Yang Yong as crown prince; therefore, after Yang Guang became emperor, Yuwen Shu became exceedingly powerful and was one of two generals who spearheaded Yangdi's efforts in the Goguryeo-Sui Wars.

Tang dynasty

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Another son of Yuwen Shu, Yuwen Shiji, however, was a friend of Tang Dynasty's founder Li Yuan (Emperor Gaozu), and after Li Yuan established Tang remained an influential official.

Emperor Gaozu of Tang

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Another son of Yuwen Shu, Yuwen Shiji, however, was a friend of Tang Dynasty's founder Li Yuan (Emperor Gaozu), and after Li Yuan established Tang remained an influential official.

Northern Wei

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His great-great-grandfather Yuwen Juyudun, great-grandfather Yuwen Changshou, and grandfather Yuwen Gu all served under Northern Wei as army officers at Woye Garrison (沃野, in modern Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia).

Bayannur

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His great-great-grandfather Yuwen Juyudun, great-grandfather Yuwen Changshou, and grandfather Yuwen Gu all served under Northern Wei as army officers at Woye Garrison (沃野, in modern Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia).

Inner Mongolia

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His great-great-grandfather Yuwen Juyudun, great-grandfather Yuwen Changshou, and grandfather Yuwen Gu all served under Northern Wei as army officers at Woye Garrison (沃野, in modern Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia).