Diogenes of Sinope

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Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes of Sinope (or Diogenes) was an Ancient Greek philosopher. He was born in the town of Sinope (now called Sinop, Turkey) around the year 412 BC and died in the city of Corinth, Greece on the year 323 BC. Diogenes helped Antisthenes create cynicism, a philosophy that focuses on living a simple life without the need for money, fame, power, or possessions. He is considered to be a very controversial person, as many people have different opinions about his lifestyle and intelligence.