Music Theorist, Mathematician, and Astrologer
Jing Fang was born in 78 BC in China and died in 37 BC.
Jing Fang is famous for many things, these are some of them:
Jing Fang is famous for being intelligent and noticing how closely a succession of 53 just fifths approximates 31 octaves when no one else noticed this. He created a complicated formula of math to support his "music theory". He also believed that the moon did not create its own light but that the light was being reflected from the sun to the earth.
This is one of the crazy equations he used
This is the theory that the moon does not produce its own light
This is an old picture of The Chinese Studies at Oxford
How Jing Fang has benefited the world
2 interesting facts about Jing Fang:
- Jing Fang received an appointment as an official in the Music Bureau under Emperor Yuan of Han.
- Jing Fang was an expert at making predictions from the hexagrams of the ancient Yijing.