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Ancient Chinese philosopher

  • Laozi is considered as a religious diety in China and is popular for his Taoist philosophy.
  • He is the author of the Tao Te Ching.
  • He is also popular as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi and Laocius
  • He lived in the 6th century BCE.
  • Chinese Taoist-Buddhists believe Buddha to be a reincarnation of Laozi.
  • He was honored as an ancestor of the Tang imperial family.
  • He was granted the title Taishang xuanyuan huangdi, meaning "Supreme Mysterious and Primordial Emperor".
  • Throughout history, Laozi's work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements.
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