Yin Yaofan (Yin Yao-fan)

Tang-dynasty poet. Born in Xiuzhou (present-day Zhejiang), Yin Yaofan was active sometime during the reign of the emperors Xuantong and Wenzong (806-840). He obtained the jinshi degree in 814 after repeated failures and obtained a government posting. He counted many well known poets among his acquaintances, including Wei Yingwu and Bai Juyi, and was an admirer of Tao Qian, indulging himself in wine and the appreciation of flowers. There is a section devoted to his poetry in the Complete Poems of the Tang Dynasty.