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Mencius (c.370-c.290 BC) – Chinese philosopher
Confucius may have been the greatest of the Chinese philosophers, but he was by no means the only one. After him came a succession of them, and one was Meng-Tzu (or in Latin form, Mencius). He was born in the same Chinese province as Confucius, and as a boy was taught by one of the great man’s grandsons. Mencius became a teacher of Confucianism and may have written some books about the Master’s ideas. He also had some of his own, one of which was that government ought to have a policy of welfare services for the poorer elements of a country.