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Confucius (551–470 BCE)

Chinese philosopher

Confucius is more important than any other single person in China's five-thousand-year history. Similar to Christ for Christianity, Buddha for Buddhism, and Muhammad for Islam, Confucius is the symbol of a great cultural tradition—Confucianism—that still exerts great influence on the ...

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