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The philosopher Kong Qiu (K’ung Ch’iu), known to the West as Confucius, was born in 551 bc in the state of Lu in northeastern China.
As tutor to the reigning duke of Lu from about 518 bc to 501 bc, Confucius became involved in the power struggle among the rival clans of the Meng, Ji and Shu.
Serving after 501 bc as magistrate and then justice minister of Lu, Confucius tried and failed in his efforts at mutual disarmament of the three feuding clans.
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 Confucius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Confucius (traditionally September 28 551 BCE–479 BCE) was a famous thinker and social philosopher of China, whose teachings have deeply influenced East Asia for centuries.
Living in the Spring and Autumn period (a time when feudal states fought against each other), he was convinced of his ability to restore the world's order, and failed.
According to traditional belief, Confucius was born in 551 BCE (during the Spring and Autumn Period, at the beginning of the Hundred Schools of Thought philosophical movement) in the city of Qufu in the Chinese State of Lu (now part of present-day Shandong Province and culturally and geographically close to the royal mansion of Zhou).
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 Confucius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is still a major destination for cultural tourism, and many Chinese people visit his grave and the surrounding temples.
In China, there are many temples where one can find representations of (Founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)) Buddha, (Click link for more info and facts about Lao Zi) Lao Zi and Confucius together.
There are also many temples dedicated to him which have been used for Confucianist ceremonies.
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