Ban Gu, who lived from 32-92 AD. He was a native of Anling, Fufeng, in Eastern Han - modern Xianyang City in Shaanxi Province. He served in the time of the Eastern Han Emperor Ming Di as Clerk of the Orchid Pavilion (a palace archive), and as an administrator and proofreader in the Palace Library. Most celebrated as an historian, his works include the "Han Shu" or History of the Han Dynasty.
source John Fairbairn