Teacher of Antisthenes
Cynicism was founded sometime in the late 5th century BC.
Socrates student and founder of Cynicism
Diogenes adopted Antisthenes' teachings and way of life. He was strong believer in cynicism. He was also a major contributor in the Socratic dialogues of Xenophon.
A well respected man, who gave a large fortune so he could live a life of poverty.
Hipparchia of Maroneia was the first cynic philosopher to be a women and a wife to Crates of Thebes
Due to the rise of Stoicism, Cynicism underwent a major decline.
Cynics were found preaching throughout the Roman Empire spreading their philosophy.
Cynicism is finally gone, although, Christians adopted many ideas and methods from it.