Bi Sheng

Bi Sheng Chinese Inventor

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First Name Bi
Last Name Sheng
Died 1051
Nationality Chinese
Occupation Inventor

Bì Shēng (972–1051 AD) was a Chinese artisan, engineer, and inventor of the world's first movable type technology, with printing being one of the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China. Bi Sheng's system was made of Chinese porcelain and was invented between 1039 and 1048 during the medieval Song dynasty. Bisheng Community (畢昇社區) in Wenquan, Huanggang, Hubei is named for Bi Sheng. The Bi Sheng crater located in the LAC-7 quadrant near the northern pole on the far side of the Moon was named after Bi Sheng by the IAU in August 2010.

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