Tasmanian, any member of the extinct Australoid population of Tasmania. The Tasmanians were an isolate population of Aboriginal Australians, not a separate or distinctive population, who were cut off from the mainland when a general rise in the sea level flooded the Bass Strait about 10,000 years ago. Their population upon the arrival of European explorers in the 17th and 18th centuries has been estimated at about 4,000.
Confucius - philosopher, teacher and political figure, Confucius was born August 27, 551 B.C. in Tuo, China. He founded Confucianism, a humanistic school of thought that emphasizes the moral principles of benevolence, propriety and ritual. Confucius died on November 21, 479 B.C. in Qufu, China. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential thinkers in Chinese history.