Jang Yeong-sil

Scientist, Inventor

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Who is Jang Yeong-sil?

Jang Yeong-sil was a Korean scientist and astronomer during the Joseon Dynasty. Although Jang was born as a peasant, King Sejong's new policy of breaking class barriers placed on the national civil service allowed Jang to work at the royal palace. Jang's inventions, such as the Cheugugi and the water gauge, highlight the technological advancements of the Joseon Dynasty.

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Also known as
  • 蔣英實
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  • Koreans
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on July 23, 2013

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