Kong Rong (K'ung Jung) 153-208

A native of Qufu, Shandong province and a descendant of Confucius. Known as a writer of prose, and especially letters, he was included among the Seven Masters of the Jian'an Period. He fled to Henan after the Yellow Turban insurrection and held several high positions at the court where Cao Cao had taken the last Han emperor, Xian, under his protection. He was famous for his biting wit and courageous, outspoken manner. Cao Cao eventually found him so irksome that he had him charged with sedition and executed.