Confidential Biography: Confucius (Master Kong)

Kongzi (Master Kong)
BornKǒng Qiū 

September 28, 551 BC
Zou, State of Lu
(near present-day Nanxin TownQufuShandongChina)
Died479 BC (aged 71–72)
State of Lu
SpousesQiguan (亓官)
ChildrenKong Li (孔鯉)
2 daughters
Claim to FameCreator of Confucianism / The Golden Rule
Achievements Beyond his military accomplishments, Genghis Khan also advanced the Mongol Empire in other ways. He decreed the adoption of the Uyghur script as the Mongol Empire’s writing system. He also practised meritocracy and encouraged religious tolerance in the Mongol Empire, unifying the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. Present-day Mongolians regard him as the founding father of Mongolia.[10] He is also credited with bringing the Silk Road under one cohesive political environment. This brought relatively easy communication and trade between Northeast Asia, Muslim Southwest Asia, and Christian Europe, expanding the cultural horizons of all three areas

A portrait of Confucius by the Ming dynasty artist Qiu Ying (ca. 1494–1552). Source: Wikipedia at
The teaching Confucius. Portrait by Wu Daozi, 685–758, Tang dynasty. Wikipedia
Tomb of Confucius in Kong Lin cemeteryQufuShandong Province Wikipedia