On September 28, 48 B.C. Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. In 551 B.C. teacher and philosopher Confucius was born. He dedicated most of his life to teaching, starting at the age of 22 when he opened his first school. In 929 King Wenceslas I, regarded as the patron saint of Bohemia, was assassinated and in 1066 William the Conqueror and his Norman army arrived in England, landing at Pevensey.