Confucius was an exceptionally well known Chinese philosopher, teacher, and political figure around the sixth century BC. His teachings were focused highly on the ideas of loving others, self discipline, compassion and tradition. He believed in the Golden Rule "What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others." Click the pictures below to find out more about his life. Be aware that because Confucius lived such a long time ago there might be missing bits, or a little bit of guess work in regards to his life, just do the best you can sticking to the facts.