Famous Chinese Astronomers

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Su Song
(Former scientist known for Illustrated Pharmacopoeia (1070) revealed his knowledge of drugs, zoology, metallurgy, and related technology)
Su Song
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Birthdate: 1020 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: 1101 AD
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Xu Guangqi
(Mathematician, Astronomer, Politician)
Xu Guangqi
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Birthdate: April 24, 1562
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, Songjiang, Southern Zhili, China
Died: November 8, 1633
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Zu Chongzhi
(Chinese Astronomer, Mathematician, Politician, Inventor and Writer)
Zu Chongzhi
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Birthdate: 0429 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: 0500 AD

Chinese astronomer, engineer, and mathematician Zu Chongzhi is best remembered for calculating near-accurate approximations for π. He rejected the then-prevalent Yuanjia calendar and introduced the Daming calendar instead. He had also worked on the mathematical theory of music, though his writings haven’t survived the test of time.

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Wang Chong
(Meteorologist)
Wang Chong
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Birthdate: 0027 AD
Birthplace: Shangyu District, Shaoxing, China
Died: 0100 AD
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Li Chunfeng
(Mathematician)
Li Chunfeng
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Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: 0670 AD

Chinese mathematician and astronomer Li Chunfeng rejected the existing Wuyin calendar and redesigned it later, creating the Linde calendar, using a new armillary sphere, as part of the Imperial Astronomical Bureau. He also wrote several mathematical and historical treatises, apart from contributing to music, metrology, and astrology.

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Tao Hongjing
(Writer)
Tao Hongjing
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Birthdate: 0456 AD
Birthplace: Nanjing, China
Died: 0536 AD
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Minggantu
(Astronomer)
Minggantu
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Birthdate: 1692 AD
Birthplace: Inner Mongolia, China
Died: 1763 AD
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Mei Juecheng
(Politician)
Mei Juecheng
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Birthdate: May 19, 1681
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Xuancheng, China
Died: November 20, 1763
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Zhao Youqin
(Mathematician)
Zhao Youqin
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Birthdate: July 26, 1271
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poyang, China
Died: 1335 AD
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Mei Wending
(Writer)
Mei Wending
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Birthdate: 1633 AD
Birthplace: Xuancheng, China
Died: 1721 AD
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Zhi zao Li
(Mathematician)
Zhi zao Li
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Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Died: December 1, 1630