Person: Hong (2), Liu
Liu Hong was a Chinese astronomer who was involved in calendar reform.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Liu Hong became interested in astronomy as a young boy.
- We do know that Liu presented these works to the Emperor in 174 or 175, and we also know that they were based on Buddhist beliefs.
- Perhaps the greatest of Liu's achievements was his work which led to a new calendar.
Born 129, Lo-yang,(now Luoyang), China. Died 210, China.
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Tags relevant for this person:
Astronomy, Origin China
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive