Liu Kun (Liu K'un) 271-318

A leading literary man and military official of the mid-Jin dynasty. He was born in present-day Hebei, into a family which had held high office under the Han dynasty. He progressed rapidly in his own career, but in the end fell victim to the civil strife of the times and was killed by a former ally. Little of his prose remains, and less of his poetry, which is celebrated for its themes of loyalty and frustration.