Jing Fang

78 BC - 37 BC

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Jing Fang (Chinese: 京房; pinyin: Jīng Fáng; Wade–Giles: Ching Fang, 78–37 BC), born Li Fang (李房), courtesy name Junming (君明), was born in present-day 東郡頓丘 (Puyang, Henan) during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD). He was a Chinese music theorist, mathematician and astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jing Fang has received more than 65,986 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jing Fang is the 329th most popular astronomer (up from 330th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from China (down from 766th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Astronomer.

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Over the past year Jing Fang has had the most page views in the with 9,044 views, followed by Chinese (5,333), and Japanese (1,279). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (383.72%), Estonian (65.40%), and Chinese (57.45%)


Among astronomers, Jing Fang ranks 329 out of 644Before him are Eise Eisinga, Fang Lizhi, David H. Levy, Félix Tisserand, Christine Kirch, and Joseph Helffrich. After him are Alvan Clark, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, Geminiano Montanari, Raymond Smith Dugan, Elia Millosevich, and Wilhelm Julius Foerster.

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Among people born in 78 BC, Jing Fang ranks 1 Among people deceased in 37 BC, Jing Fang ranks 2Before him is Antigonus II Mattathias.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jing Fang ranks 807 out of 1,610Before him are Fang Lizhi (1936), Fou Ts'ong (1934), Shannon Lucid (1943), Qian Qichen (1928), Lou Tseng-Tsiang (1871), and Wang Changling (698). After him are Chen Qimei (1878), Wu Jingzi (1701), Li Zhaoxing (1940), Li Ning (1963), Xue Yue (1896), and Chögyam Trungpa (1939).


Among astronomers born in China, Jing Fang ranks 3Before him are Gan De (-400), and Fang Lizhi (1936). After him are Frank Shu (1943), and John Dobson (1915).