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Ouyang Xiu Biography and Poems

Ouyang Xiu Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ouyang Xiu, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Xiu, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Xiu, Ouyang

Ouyang Xiu (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Ouyáng Xiu; Wade–Giles: Ou-yang Hsiu) (1007 – September 22, 1072) was a Chinese statesman, historian, essayist and poet of the Song Dynasty. He is also known by his courtesy name of Yongshu, and was also self nicknamed The Old Drunkard, or Householder of the One of Six in his old age. Due to the multi-faceted nature of his talents, he would be regarded in Western parlance as a Renaissance man.. Chinese statesman historian essayist calligrapher and poet of the Song Dynasty

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