Li Bai (Wade-Giles: Li Pai) (701–762), also known as Li Bo (Wade-Giles: Li Po). One of the greatest poets of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), often called China's "golden age" of classical Chinese poetry.
Li Bai was both a prolific and a creative poet, as well as one who stretched the rules of versification of his time. Around one thousand extant poems are attributed to him today.
Li Bai's remains famous today and his poetry have had great influence on Chinese culture, from his lifetime through the present day. His influence also extends to Japan and the West through many translations, adaptations, and inspiration.