Birth of Confucius in Lu state (in present-day Shandong province).
When Confucius is three years old, his father dies.
Confuius's mother dies when he is the age of 16 or 17.
At the age of 19, Confucius marries a woman from the Qiguan family of the Song state.
Birth of Confucius's son who is named Li(Carp) after Duke Zhao of Lu sent a carp as a gift.
Around this time Confucius starts a private school and began to teach.
Confucius accepts Meng Yizi and Nangong Jinshu as disciples;
Confucius became the chief magistrate of Zhongdu, present-day Wenshang county in Shandong Province.
Confucius becomes minister of justice and distinguishes himself at the conference between Lu and Qi at Jiagu.
Confucius leaves the state of Lu and heads west to Wei state, beginning his sojourns in several states to promote his ideas.
Confucius returned to his hometown, Qufu, in the state of Lu.
Death of Confucius at the age of 72 or 73.