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Gan De


Who is Gan De?

Gan De was a Chinese astronomer/astrologer born in the State of Qi also known as the Lord Gan. Along with Shi Shen, he is believed to be the first in history known by name to compile a star catalogue, preceded by the anonymous authors of the early Babylonian star catalogues and followed by the Greek Hipparchus who is the first known in the Western tradition to have compiled a star catalogue.

  • nationality: China
  • profession: Scientist, astronomer, astrologer

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures (1997)

by Helaine Selin

See a/so: Zhoubi Suanjing- Huntian GAN DE As one of the earliest astronomers in China, (ian De, in the fourth century BC, made many observations of the heavenly bodies, especially Jupiter, which was then called Suixing (the year-star) .

Google previewThe American Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language (1855)

by Daniel S. Smalley, Alexander John Ellis

tu gan de viktori; tu gan in- fliiens or favor; ...

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