List of founders of religious traditions

En-hedu-ana - priestess of Inanna, the earliest author of religious scripture known by name.
Akhenaten - Atenism
Zoroaster - Zoroastrianism
Solomon - Israelite king who built the first Temple in Jerusalem and codified (proto-)Judaism.
Numa Pompilius - Roman king who codified and organized the Roman religion
Mahavira - The final (24th) Tirthankara in Jainism
Laozi - Taoism
Siddhartha Gautama - Buddhism
Confucius - Confucianism
Pythagoras - Pythagoreanism
Mozi - Mohism
Leucippus - Atomism
Ezra - restores Judaism to the Second Temple
Plato - Platonic realism
Epicurus - Epicureanism
Zeno of Citium - Stoicism
Patanjali - Raja Yoga
Jesus of Nazareth - Early Christianity
Paul of Tarsus - Pauline Christianity
Simon Peter - Petrine Christianity
Judah haNasi - Talmudic Judaism
Nagarjuna - Madhyamaka
Plotinus - Neoplatonism
Marcion of Sinope - Marcionism
Mani - Manichaeism
Arius - Arianism
Nestorius - Nestorianism
Eutyches - Monophysitism
Mazdak - Mazdakism
Bodhidharma - Zen
Muhammad - Islam
Songtsän Gampo - established Tibetan Buddhism
Padmasambhava - Nyingma
Adi Shankara - Advaita Vedanta
Kūkai - Shingon
Ad-Darazi - Druze
Basava - Lingayatism
Madhvacharya - Dvaita
Ramananda - Sant Mat Vaishnavism
Kabir - Kabir Panth, some of his writings are contained in the holy book of the Sikhs
Srimanta Sankardeva - Mahapuruxiya Dharma
Guru Nanak Dev - Sikhism
Baba Sri Chand - Udasi
Vallabha Acharya - Shuddhadvaita
Martin Luther - Lutheranism
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu - Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Achintya Bheda Abheda
Henry VIII of England - Anglicanism
Conrad Grebel - Swiss Brethren, Anabaptism
John Calvin - Calvinism
Akbar the Great - Din-i-Ilahi
John Smyth - Baptist
George Fox - Religious Society of Friends
Philipp Jakob Spener - Pietism
John Wesley - Methodism
Raja Ram Mohan Roy - Brahmo Samaj
Ghanshyam Pande - Swaminarayan
Nakayama Miki - Tenrikyo
Allan Kardec - Spiritism
Joseph Smith, Jr. - Latter Day Saint movement
Ayya Vaikundar - Ayyavazhi
James Springer White - Seventh-day Adventist Church
Jamgon Kongtrul - Rime movement
Bab - Babi Faith
Bahaullah - Bahai Faith
Vallalar - Samarasa Sutha Sanmarga Sangam
Ellen G. White - Seventh-day Adventist Church
Charles Taze Russell - Jehovah's Witnesses
Madame Blavatsky - Theosophy
Rudolf Steiner - Anthroposophy
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - Ahmadiyya
Swami Vivekananda - Ramakrishna Mission
Aleister Crowley - Thelema
Gerald Gardner - Wicca
Mary Baker Eddy - Christian Science
Swami Dayananda Saraswati - Arya Samaj
Guido von List - Armanism (Germanic mysticism)
Sri Aurobindo - Integral yoga
Charles Fox Parham - Pentecostalism
Ngo Van Chieu - Cao Dai
Ernest Holmes - Religious Science
Wallace Fard Muhammad - Nation of Islam
Zelio Fernandino de Moraes - Umbanda
Paramahansa Yogananda - Self-Realization Fellowship
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Transcendental Meditation
Sun Myung Moon - Unification Church
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar - Ananda Marga
L. Ron Hubbard - Church of Scientology
Mestre Gabriel - Uniao do Vegetal
Nirmala Srivastava - Sahaja Yoga
Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson - Asatru
Sathya Sai Baba - Sathya Sai Organization
Anton Szandor LaVey - Church of Satan
Osho - Osho movement
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Art of Living Foundation
Vissarion - Church of the Last Testament
Tamara Siuda - Kemetic Orthodoxy