智者 (PY Zhizhe; Jpn Chisha); Chih Che (A.D. 538-597) was the Third Patriarch of the Tien Tai School. He had a deep understanding and insight on the Lotus Sutra. He wrote many books to explain the doctrines in Lotus Sutra, which established the fundamental structure in the teaching of the Tien Tai School.
"Person of wisdom." An honorific title given in 591 to the Great Teacher T'ient'ai by Prince Kuang of the Sui dynasty in China (who later became Yang-ti, the second emperor of that dynasty). T'ient'ai was also called the Great Teacher Chihche and the Great Teacher T'ient'ai Chihche.
See also; T'ient'ai.