|Carpocrates - Wikipedia|
The founder of an early gnostic sect from the first half of the second century.
|Cerinthus - Wikipedia|
The leader of a late first-century or early 2nd century sect , an offshoot of the ebionites yet similar to gnosticism.
|Marcion of Sinope - Wikipedia|
A major 2nd century early christian theologian , founder of what would later be called marcionism.
|Valentinus - Wikipedia|
The best known and for a time most successful early christian gnostic theologian.