Cui Ning

Cui Ning (崔寧) (723 – November 10, 783), né Cui Gan (崔旰), was a general of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty. For over a decade, he ruled over Xichuan Circuit (西川, headquartered in modern Chengdu, Sichuan) effectively independently from the imperial government, but was eventually kept at the capital Chang'an by the imperial government in 779. Subsequently, when the general Zhu Ci rebelled in 783 and established a new state of Qin, the chancellor Lu Qi, apprehensive that Cui would blame the rebellion on him, falsely accused Cui of being complicit in Zhu's rebellion. Emperor Dezong, believing Lu's accusations, had Cui strangled.

Read more about Cui Ning:  Background, Service Under Yan Wu, Seizure and Control of Xichuan Circuit, Retention By The Imperial Government, Death