This is a partial list of people who follow Confucianism, selected for their influence on that belief, or for their fame in other areas.
- Confucius (孔夫子 Pinyin: Kong fuzi Wade-Giles: K'ung fu-tzu) – founder
- Zisi (子思)
- Mencius (孟子 Pinyin: Meng zi)
- Xun Zi (荀子)
- Wang Yangming – important Idealist Neo-Confucian.
- Zhang Zai – pioneering Neo-Confucian.
- Zhou Dunyi – Song Dynasty philosopher.
- Zhu Xi – one of the leading Neo-Confucians of the Song Dynasty.
- Tu Wei-Ming – advocate of "New Confucianism"
- Xiong Shili – founding figure in "New Confucianism"
- Ma Yifu – founding figure in "New Confucianism"