A general under Cao Wei. Considered one of Cao Cao's elite generals.
Zhang Liao initially served Ding Yuan. He later joined Dong Zhuo and Lu Bu. After Lu Bu was defeated by Cao Cao and Liu Bei, he decided to surrender to Cao Cao.
Zhang Liao was most famous for his gallant defence of Hefei from Sun Quan. In this battle, he galloped through enemy ranks, killing many enemy soldiers, rescuing his trapped men, and nearly killing Sun Quan.
Zhang Liao died of illness while participating in the Battle of Dongkou.