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Born: c. 551 B.C.E.
Died: c. 479 B.C.E.
Chinese teacher and philosopher.
Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
It was believed that Confucius’s father divorced his first wife at an advanced age, because she had borne him only daughters and one disfigured son. He then married a fifteen-year-old girl, who gave birth to Confucius, very possibly he was an illegitimate child, or a child born out of wedlock.
Confucius is the Latinized name of K’ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K’ung). His original name was K’ung Ch’iu; he is also known as K’ung Chung-ni.
Around 498 B.C.E. , Confucius decided to leave his home in Lu and embark on a long journey throughout eastern…
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