1031 – Shen Kuo

Shen Kuo was born in 1031 in Qiantang (Hangzhou today) in Eastern China. He excelled in the fields of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, medicine, literature, engineering, and was also known as a diplomat and expert at military strategy. Both his knowledge and assorted skills were encyclopedic.

PRECURSOR:
-0325 – Euclid
0220 – Ma Jun
0283 – Ge Hong
0683 – Yi Xing
0965 – Alhazen

CONCURRENT:
0960 – Wei Pu
0980 – ibn Sina
0990 – Bi Sheng

SUBSEQUENT:
1214 – Bacon (Roger)
1231 – Guo Shoujing
1238 – Yang Hui
1398 – Gutenberg
1494 – Agricola

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