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Sun Tzu (also Sun-tzu, Sunzi, Sunwu)

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Born: 554 AD
Died: 496 AD.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: General

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544 B.C - Was a Chinese author of The Art of War.

298 B.C - The historian Zhuang Zi, writing in the state of Zhao, recorded that Sun Tzu’s theory had been incorporated into the martial arts techniques of both offense and defense and of both armed and unarmed combat.

         - Sun Tzu also is rumored to be an ancestor of Sun Jian, the founder of the Wu Kingdom, which was one of the three competing dynasties during the Three Kingdoms era.

496 B.C - The year that Sun Tzu died.

         - King Helü of Wu hired Sun Tzu as a general
approximately 512 BC after finishing his military treatise, the Sun Tzu (named after the author as was common in China prior to the Qin era).

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