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Historian and poetwd:Q439681
country of citizenship:
Eastern Han Dynasty, People's Republic of China
occupation: poet, writer, politician
Ban Gu 班固 (AD 32–92) was a Chinese historian, politician, and poet best known for his part in compiling the Book of Han, the second of China's 24 dynastic histories. He also wrote a number of fu, a major literary form, part prose and part poetry, which is particularly associated with the Han era. A number of Ban's fu were collected by Xiao Tong in the Wen Xuan.
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