- Cao Ang is a Chinese name; the family name is Cao.
Cao Ang is a character in Total War: Three Kingdoms and the son of Cao Cao. In 182 he is 5 years old. In the 190 start he is still a child at the age of 14. In 194 he is a court noble in Cao Cao's faction.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Cao Ang was born in 177 to Cao Cao and his concubine Lady Liu. Lady Liu died a few years later and Ang was raised mostly by Lady Ding, Cao Cao's new wife who raised him as if he were his own child. He was nominated to be a civil servant in 196 at the age of 19.
In 197 Ang accompanied his father on a campaign against warlord Zhang Xiu who had surrendered. Once Cao Cao's army made it towards Zhang's capital of days of feasting commenced. Here Cao Cao took an interest in Zhang Ji's widow and Xiu's mother and made her his concubine which infuriated Zhang Xiu. Soon after Zhang Xiu gathered his forces and launched a surprise attack against Cao Cao's army at their camp. Archers had killed Cao Cao's horse and injured him, and Cao Ang gave his horse to his father so that he could escape. He died later in battle. His father never avenged his death, eventually making peace with Zhang Xiu to focus on Yuan Shao in the north, even making him a general.
After his death, his brother Cao Pi gave Cao Ang the posthumous title of Duke Dao of Feng in 221. In 229 Cao Rui, the son of Pi, named Ang as Prince Min of Feng.