Confucius (孔子) (551-479BC)

Death: 479BC
Location: Cemetery of Confucius (Kong Lin cemetery), Qufu, Shandong Province, China
Photo taken by: Rolf Müller
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Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.