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The teaching of Confucius. Posthumous portrait by Wu Daozi (685–758), Tang dynasty.
This print is based on a now-lost original.

551 BC 28 September. He was born in Zou.

533 BC. At age 19 he married Qiguan (亓官).

532 BC.  Had his first child, his son Kong Li (孔鯉).

528 BC. His mother died and is said that he mourned for three years, as was the tradition.

497 BC. Departed his homeland, after his support for the failed attempt of dismantling the fortified city walls of the powerful Ji, Meng, and Shu families.

483 BC. According to the Zuozhuan, Confucius returned home to his native Lu when he was 68 after he was invited to do so by Ji Kangzi, the chief minister of Lu.

479 BC. He died out of natural causes.

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