Zuo Zizhangba 左髭丈八 was a leader among the Black Mountain Bandits. He was nicknamed Zuo with the Eighty-foot Moustache.
Zuo Zizhangba was a leader among the Black Mountain bandits from Taihang range in Chaoge county, Henei commandery.
Very little is known about this man. His nickname probably comes from him having had a long moustache. In 193 A.D., after the sixth month, Yuan Shao 袁紹 launched a small campaign against these Black Mountain bandits. After defeating Poison Yu south in the Luchang Hills, he headed north, where he defeated and beheaded Zuo with the Eighty-foot Moustache with all his followers.
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