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Confucius [Kong Qiu] (Zhongni); 0 (Chung-ni); 孔子孔丘 (仲尼)

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Confucius [Kong Qiu] (Zhongni) 孔子孔丘 (仲尼)

Lived: 551–479 BC

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Served: Historical

Founder of Confucianism. Kong Rong was descended from him.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: 0 [K‘ung Ch‘iu] (Chung-ni)
Simplified Chinese: 孔子孔丘 (仲尼)
Pronunciation: Kong3zi3 Kong3qiu1 (Zhong4ni2)
Cantonese (Yale): Hungji Hungyau (Jung-nei)
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Hungzi Hungjau (Zung-nei)

Birthplace: State of Lu

Other Names: Confucius, Master Kong, Kong Fuzi

Family and Relationships

Kong Li, Kong Jiao (Children); Kong Rong (Descendant)

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 11, 23, 29, 35, 40, 56, 60, 62, 80, 105, 114, 116



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April 10, 2023