(3–54), courtesy name Shupi
(叔皮), was a Chinese historian
, and an official born in what is now born in Xianyang, Shaanxi
during the Han Dynasty
. He was the nephew of Consort Ban
, a famous poet and concubine to Emperor Cheng
Ban Biao began the Book of Han, which was completed by his son, Ban Gu and daughter Ban Zhao while their brother Ban Chao was a famous general and contributed by his stories to expand the Book of Han.