Pan Yue 247-300

Illustrious poet and official of the Western Jin dynasty. Pan, born in what is now Hebei, came from a family of prominent officials, and he held offices both in the capital and the provinces. In his youth, he made a name for himself as a writer, and by the mid-290s was a member of the illustrious literary salon headed by Jia Mi. In 300, after Jia Mi was killed in a coup led by Sima Lun, Pan was arrested on the charge of plotting rebellion and was subsequently put to death along with close members of his family. Pan was renowned for his fu, eight of which are included in Xiao Tong's Wenxuan [Anthology of literature].