The Calligrapher Sage Wang Xizhi
Wang Xizhi (ca. 303–361), style name (zi) Yishao, was born into a family of officials. His ancestral home was Linyi in Langya commandery (modern Linyi, Shandong). His grandfather, Wang Zheng, served as the imperial secretariat gentleman, and his father, Wang Kuang (fl. 305–318), was the governor of Huainan.