柳宗元 Liu Zongyuan 773 - 819
Liu Zongyuan (Chinese: 柳宗元; Wade–Giles : Liu Tsung-yüan, 773–November 28, 819, courtesy name Zihou (子厚; Wade-Giles: Tzu-hou) was a Chinese writer who lived part of his life in Chang'an, during the Tang Dynasty. Liu was born in present-day Yongji, Shanxi. Along with Han Yu, he was a founder of the Classical Prose Movement. He has been traditionally classed as one of the Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song. He is also a famous poet.