鄭畋 Zheng Tian 820s - 883
Zheng Tian (traditional Chinese: 鄭畋; simplified Chinese: 郑畋; pinyin: Zhèng Tián, 821?/825?–883?), courtesy name Taiwen (臺文), formally Duke Wenzhao of Xingyang (滎陽文昭公), was a chancellor of late Tang Dynasty, serving two terms as chancellor during the reign of Emperor Xizong. He was heavily involved in the Tang campaign against the agrarian rebel Huang Chao and Huang Chao's state of Qi.
^ New Book of Tang, vol. 185.
^ Old Book of Tang, vol. 178.
^ According to Zheng Tian's biography in both the Old Book of Tang and the New Book of Tang, he died shortly after he was sent to Peng Prefecture (彭州, in modern Chengdu, Sichuan) to rehabilitate from an illness in 883, implying that his death was in 883, but not conclusively establishing his death date. See Old Book of Tang, vol. 178, and New Book of Tang, vol. 185. It should be noted that in 885, Emperor Xizong bestowed many posthumous honors on Zheng, establishing that he was no longer living by that point. See Old Book of Tang, vol. 19, part 2. The Old Book of Tang and the New Book of Tang disagreed about his death age, with the Old Book of Tang giving it as 58 and the New Book of Tang giving it as 62.
^ Old Book of Tang, vol. 19, part 2.