Confucius: (551-479 B.C.) Chinese Philosopher
Confucius was born in 551 B.C. in the state of Lu. His original name was K'ung Ch'iu.
In 527 B.C., Confucius began his career as a teacher. In an attempt to bring order to the world, Confucius articulated a philosophy that emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and sincerity. These values later gained prominence under the Han Dynasty.