Yan Liben (traditional Chinese: 閻立本; pinyin: Yán Lìběn; Wade-Giles: Yen Li-pen) (c. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Wade-Giles (ˌweɪdˈʤaɪlz) sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization system (phonetic notation and Transcription) for the Mandarin 600-November 14, 673), formally Baron Wenzhen of Boling (博陵文貞男), was a Chinese painter and government official of the early Tang Dynasty. Events By Place World The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Events By Place Europe Hlothhere becomes king of Kent. The city of Ely, England is founded China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e The Tang Dynasty ( Middle Chinese: dhɑng (June 18 618&ndashJune 4 907 was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by His notable works include the Thirteen Emperors Scroll and Northern Qi Scholars Collating Classic Texts. He also painted the Portraits at Lingyan Pavilion, under Emperor Taizong of Tang, commissioned in 643 to commemorate 24 of the greatest contributors to Emperor Taizong's reign, as well as 18 portraits commemorating the 18 great scholars who served Emperor Taizong when he was the Prince of Qin. The Portraits at Lingyan Pavilion (凌煙閣畫像 refer to the 24 portraits that Emperor Taizong of Tang commissioned the great painter Yan Liben to paint on Lingyan Emperor Taizong of Tang ( January 23, 599 &ndash July 10 649) personal name Lǐ Shìmín ( was the second emperor of the Events By Place Europe Rothari King of the Lombards, issues the Lombard law code Yan's paintings included painted portraits of various Chinese emperors from the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) up until the Sui Dynasty (581-618) period. The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. Events By place Carthage Accused of treason by the Carthaginians after being defeated by the Romans at the Battle of the Events By Place Roman Empire The Goths invade Asia Minor and the Balkans. The Sui Dynasty ( 581 - 618 AD and in the undertaking of other construction projects including the reconstruction of the Great Wall. Events By Place Europe Tauric Chersonesus is besieged by the Gokturks. Events By Place Asia The Sui Dynasty ends and the Tang Dynasty begins in China. His works were highly regarded by the Tang writers Zhu Jingxuan and Zhang Yanyuan, who noted his paintings were "works among the glories of all times". Zhang Yanyuan ( fl 9th century Courtesy name Aibin (爱宾 was a Chinese Art historian, Scholar, Calligrapher and 
From the years 669 to 673, Yan Liben also served as a chancellor under Emperor Taizong's son Emperor Gaozong (r. The chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (唐朝宰相 was an office that was semi-formally designated for a number of high level officials at one time during the Chinese Background and life as Prince of Jin Li Zhi was born in 628 He was the ninth son of his father Emperor Taizong, and the third son of his mother Emperor Taizong's wife 649-683). Events By Place Europe Reccaswinth succeeds his father Chindaswinth as king of the Visigoths. 683 is a prime number Events By Place Americas The reign of Pacal the Great, ruler of Maya state of Palenque
It is not known when Yan Liben was born. His ancestors were originally from Mayi (馬邑, in modern Shuozhou, Shanxi), but had relocated to the Guanzhong region (i. Shuozhou ( Chinese: 朔州 Pinyin: Shuòzhōu is a Chinese city in the north of the Chinese province Shanxi, upstream of the Fen River ( Postal map spelling: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China. Guanzhong ( 關中) ( lit Center of Passes or Guanzhong Plain historically refers to an area that was closed by Hangu Pass to the east Dasan Pass e. , the region around Chang'an) several generations prior to Yan Liben. Chang'an ( is an ancient Capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history. Yan Liben's father Yan Pi (閻毘) was the deputy director of palace affairs during Sui Dynasty, and both Yan Liben and his older brother Yan Lide (閻立德) were known for their abilities in architectural matters and service to the imperial government in that area. The Sui Dynasty ( 581 - 618 AD and in the undertaking of other construction projects including the reconstruction of the Great Wall.
It was said that while Yan Liben was skilled in public work projects, he became particularly known for his artistic skills. Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European It was for this reason that Emperor Taizong, the second emperor of Tang Dynasty, commissioned Yan to paint portraits to commemorate the 24 great contributors to his reign at Lingyan Pavilion and the 18 great scholars who served under him when he was the Prince of Qin. Emperor Taizong of Tang ( January 23, 599 &ndash July 10 649) personal name Lǐ Shìmín ( was the second emperor of the The Portraits at Lingyan Pavilion (凌煙閣畫像 refer to the 24 portraits that Emperor Taizong of Tang commissioned the great painter Yan Liben to paint on Lingyan
Although the Chinese aristocracy counted painting as one of their accepted pasфtimes, the profession of the painter was not a highly venerated vocation. On one occasion, when Emperor Taizong was rowing a boat with his attendant scholars at the imperial pond, there were birds flying by. Emperor Taizong had the scholars write poems to praise the scene and then summoned Yan to paint a portrait of the scene. Yan was at the time already a mid-level official in the administration, but when he summoned Yan, the imperial attendants called out, "Summon the imperial painter, Yan Liben!" When Yan heard the order, he became ashamed for being known only as the painter, and he commented to his son, "I had studied well when I was young, and it was fortunate of me to have avoided being turned away from official service and to be known for my abilities. However, now I am only known for my painting skills, and I end up serving like a servant. This is shameful. Do not learn this skill. " However, as he still favored painting, he continued to do so even after this incident.
During the Xianqing era (656-661) of the reign of Emperor Taizong's son Emperor Gaozong, Yan Liben served as the imperial architect. Events By Place Europe Oswiu of Northumbria annexes Mercia Asia The Battle of Events By Place Europe Perctarit and Godepert become co-rulers of the Lombards, following the death of their Background and life as Prince of Jin Li Zhi was born in 628 He was the ninth son of his father Emperor Taizong, and the third son of his mother Emperor Taizong's wife He later succeeded his brother Yan Lide as the minister of public works (工部尚書, Gongbu Shangshu). Around the new year 669, he became acting You Xiang (右相) -- the head of the examination bureau of government (西臺, Xi Tai) and a post considered one for a chancellor, and Emperor Gaozong created him the Baron of Boling. For the special unit of the Israel Defense Forces see Unit 669. The chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (唐朝宰相 was an office that was semi-formally designated for a number of high level officials at one time during the Chinese As Yan's fellow chancellor Jiang Ke (the acting head of the legislative bureau (左相, Zuo Xiang)) was promoted to the chancellor post at the same time due to his battlefield achievements, a semi-derogatory couplet was written around the time stating, "The Zuo Xiang established his power over the desert, and the You Xiang established his fame over a canvass. Jiang Ke (姜恪 (d March 21, 672) formally the Duke of Yong'an (永安公 was an official and general of the Chinese dynasty Tang " In 670, Yan became officially the head of the legislative bureau, now with the title changed to Zhongshu Ling (中書令). Events By Place Europe On the death of his brother Clotaire Childeric II becomes king of all of the Frankish kingdoms ( Austrasia He died in 673. Events By Place Europe Hlothhere becomes king of Kent. The city of Ely, England is founded