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Who are the three sages?

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March 16, 2012 4:53PM

They are King Wen and his son, the Duke of Zhou, and Chiang Tzu-ya who was Prime Minister to both King Wen and his son King Wu. King Wen and the Duke of Chou co-authored the I Ching, and Chiang Tzu-ya authored The Six Secrets of War. They were all significant players in the overthrow of the Shang Dynasty and the origination of the Chou Dynasty in 1046 BCE. They are regarded as exemplars of the social ethics advanced by Confucius