Diogenes the Cynic, Greek Philosopher
(c. 408-323 BCE)

Diogenes in his tub, by Jean-Leon Gerome; note the lamp, and the dogs.

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Diogenes the Cynic
  • Also known as: Diogenes of Sinope
  • Birth: c. 412 or 404 BCE, Turkey
  • Death: 323 BCE, Greece
  • Language: Greek
  • Who he was: Greek philosopher, one of the founders--and the prototype--of Cynic philosophy

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