沈佺期 Shen Quanqi 650s - 729
Shen Quanqi (Chinese: 沈佺期; Wade–Giles: Shên Ch'üan-ch'i; c. 650 – 729), also known as Yunqing (Chinese: 雲卿), was a Chinese poet and government official active during the Tang dynasty, and the interluding "restored Zhou dynasty" of Wu Zetian. Shen Quanqi is especially known for his work in developing and perfecting the regulated verse form of Classical Chinese poetry. Shen's poetry ranges from the elegant court style of the poetry which he wrote while at court and the intensely anguished poems which he wrote during his years of exile, in the extreme south of the empire.
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