- NAME: Socrates
- OCCUPATION: Philosopher
- BIRTH DATE: c. 470 BCE
- DEATH DATE: c. 399 BCE
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Athens, Greece
- PLACE OF DEATH: Athens, Greece
- Full Name: Socrates
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Socrates was a Greek philosopher and the main source of Western thought. Little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including Plato.
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Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his popular aphorisms and for his models of social interaction. He was born in Qufu, Zhou Dynasty, China in 551 BCE and died in 479 BCE.
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