551 BC – Confucius was born in the 22nd year of the reign of Duke Hsiang of Lu in Ch’ü-fu, state of Lu (now in Shantung Province, China). China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilization of East Asia. 536 BC – He recalled toward the end of his ..
1130 – He was born on October 18th in Yuxi, Fujian province, China. One of China’s most influential philosophers, Zhu Xi recast Confucius’s teachings in more than 100 works, including commentaries on most of the Confucian classics. – His extensive commentaries established the Four Books (the Analects, the Mengzi, the Daxue (Great Learning) ..
1946 – Born on September 30th in Vichy, France. A UFO cult leader who maintains a cloning laboratory. Raël, a Frenchman and former motor sport journalist and race-car driver whose parents, the Vorilhons, called him Claude. 1971 – Married to Christine Vorilhon "Marie-Paul Cristini". 1973 – He claims that on December 13th, he was in ..
372 – Mencius, born in Shantung, East China. He founded a school modelled on that of Confucius, and travelled China for some 20 years searching for a ruler to implement Confucian moral and political ideals. 335 – He seems to have established a reputation in Tsou as a teacher, but nothing is recorded of his ..
551 – 479 – The first Lao Tzu was a man named Li Erh or Li Tan, who came from the village of Ch’üjen in the southern Chinese state of Ch’u. Li Erh served as historian in charge of the official records in the Chinese imperial capital of Loyang. He was a peer of the ..