Yi Xing biography

Yi Xing

Astronomer

0683 – 0727

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Who was Yi Xing?

Yi Xing, born Zhang Sui, was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, mechanical engineer,and Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty. His astronomical celestial globe featured a clockwork escapement mechanism, the first in a long tradition of Chinese astronomical clockworks.

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Born
0683
China
Religion
  • Buddhism
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
0727

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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