K'ung Te-ch'eng

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

K'ung Te-ch'eng was born in Oufu, Shandong back in 1920 to Kong and Wang.  Shortly after his birth he was appointed Duke Yansheng by President Xu Shichang in accordance to tradition.  He was the last man to be granted the title when the title was abolished by the Nationalist Government in 1935.

When the Japanese invasion of China took place, he fled to Hankou.  The Japanese offered him the ruler of China, however he denied that statement.  He was a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of China from 1946 to 1991.  He helped draft the 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China.  He was a senior adviser to the Preside of the Republic of China from 1948 to 2000.  He died in 2008, he was 88.

What you may not know about K'ung, is that he was the 77th generational descendant of Confucius in the main line of descent.  

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Comments (18)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning James Dray 

 

Mar 04, 2021 03:50 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

Good Morning, James. That is an amazing lineage.

Mar 04, 2021 04:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I feel fortunate when I recall the history(or some of it) as you share people from the  United States past/present but when you venture outside this country, I realize I should have studied/remembered more while in school.   

Mar 04, 2021 04:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... now that is a family tree I'd like to see on paper... it must be amazing.

Mar 04, 2021 04:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Mar 04, 2021 04:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

What a family tree to come from!  Another one of your amazing discoveries you shared with us.  Happy Thursday.  A

Mar 04, 2021 04:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm the descendant of a king as well... The King of Kings James Dray 😇. Have a GREAT day!

Mar 04, 2021 05:13 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Almost looks like he copied ours!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 04, 2021 05:16 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would think that any descendant of Confucious would be wise, but then again that might be an inaccurate assumption to make, haha.

Mar 04, 2021 05:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. This one must have been buried deep in your refernece manual. 77th? All I can say is WOW! Enjoy your day.

Mar 04, 2021 05:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you once again James Dray for another fascinating biography today

Mar 04, 2021 06:29 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - interesting history being a direct descendant.

Mar 04, 2021 07:28 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

77th generation...wow, if we can go back 5 or 6 generations we are lucky.

Mar 04, 2021 10:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I found this one amazing. Just to think one can trace their heritage back 77 generations to Confucius is phenomenal. 

Mar 04, 2021 02:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- that would be fun to tell people that you are descended from Confucius. 

Mar 04, 2021 07:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

wow I am so amazed at this trivia... like Kathy Streib  I can not claim that history but I can claim Dzigis Kahn:)) just kidding, Endre

Mar 04, 2021 11:18 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just wonder if he was just half as wise as Confucius James Dray 

Mar 05, 2021 08:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's quite an impressive family tree, and an overall fascinating read!

Mar 05, 2021 10:34 PM

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