Qian Kuan (錢寬)
|Died||May 16, 895 59–60) (aged|
Hang Prefecture, Tang
|Resting place||in modern Lin'an City|
|Traditional Chinese||錢 寬|
|Simplified Chinese||钱 宽|
|Traditional Chinese||錢 弘 道|
|Simplified Chinese||钱 弘 道|
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