Gan De

Gan De Quotes

China, Astronomer
January 1, 400400 BC.

Gan De was a Chinese astronomer and 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.

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