504 BC - 435 BC

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Zeng Shen (505–435 BC), better known as Zengzi (Master Zeng), courtesy name Ziyu (子輿), was a Chinese philosopher and disciple of Confucius. He later taught Zisi (Kong Ji), the grandson of Confucius, who was in turn the teacher of Mencius, thus beginning a line of transmitters of orthodox Confucian traditions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zengzi has received more than 76,717 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Zengzi is the 555th most popular philosopher (up from 575th in 2019).

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  • 2.13

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Among philosophers, Zengzi ranks 555 out of 1,089Before him are Sergei Bulgakov, Conrad Celtes, Eric Voegelin, Hermann Lotze, Arthur Danto, and Thomas Reid. After him are Aeschines of Sphettus, R. G. Collingwood, Tom Regan, Georges Politzer, Gaius Marius Victorinus, and Peter Deunov.

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Among people born in 504 BC, Zengzi ranks 1 Among people deceased in 435 BC, Zengzi ranks 2Before him is Epicharmus of Kos.

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