Biohistory Project; Confucius Luke Bartolomei


  • Commonly know as Confucius, full name was Kong Qiu
  • Born in 551 BC, in the Lu state of China
  • At the age of 3, he lost his father and was raised by his mother under difficult financial conditions
  • At the age of 23, he mourned the death of his mother for 3 years because of tradition
  • Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher
  • Existed during a time of ideological crisis in China

Achievements & Legacy

  • First teacher in China whose aim was to make education available for all people
  • At first was the "Minister of Crime" in the Lu state
  • Believed that each person should maintain the decorum of their position
  • Founded Ru, a school that inevitably lead to the idea of Confucianism
  • Known for the concept of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Political & Economic Impact

  • Wanted a centralized government in China
  • Believed that the best government is one that governs through people's morality and their rites
  • Did not believe in the concept of "democracy"
  • Supported the idea of a government ruled by a virtuous king
  • Confucianism helped to influence what China's culture is today



Internet Sites

"Confucius Biography" < 9254926>. April 9, 2017

"Confucius" <>. April 10, 2017

Confucius Biography< cius-84.php>. April 10, 2017.

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