Full Name: K’ung-Tzu (Confucius is the English version)
Born: 551 BCE
Died: 479 BCE
Hometown: Qufu, China
Fave Subjects: Power, How to Get Along With Others, How to Be Good
- from a poor family, but still got a good education and joined the government
- taught people to think for themselves
- had an asteroid named after him
- some cities still celebrate his birthday
Why is it important for everyone to have a good education?
Yup, Confucius is pretty amazing, and you can share him and his ideas with your little thinker in our ThinkAboutIt series!